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The Clash

Jim Sullivan, Sweet Potato, March 1979

"I don't understand every lyric on the album, I doubt that Mick or Topper or Paul understands what every single word is. But if you fail to understand the import of what's going on in the lyrics, then you are a turnip. It would take a turnip personality to not understand what the Clash is all about. It's not like they're trying to hide it – they're not guilty of oversubtlety."

– Sandy Pearlman, producer of the Clash's Give 'Em Enough Rope (as quoted in Trouser Press, February 1979)

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