Who Sang Revolution Rock? The Clash

The Clash London Calling cover art

Some other versions of "Revolution Rock"
Credits
publisher: ©CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC. , NEWMAN & COMPANY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
writers: Danny Ray, Jackie (gb) Edwards
release date: 1979-12-14
genres: Rock Reggae
styles: New Wave/Dub/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 5:38
producer: Guy Stevens
engineer: Bill Price
bass guitar: Paul Simonon
percussion & drums (drum set): Topper Headon
guitar: Joe Strummer
guitar family: Mick Jones
Revolution rock, it is a brand new rock
A bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

Careful how you move, Mac, you dig me in me back
An' I'm so pilled up that I rattle
I have got the sharpest knife, so I cut the biggest slice
But I have no time to do battle

Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
Brand new beat
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation
Tell your ma, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
Gonna be alright

Revolution rock, I am in a state of shock
So bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

Careful how you slide, Clyde, all you did was glide
And you poured your beer in me hat
With my good eye on the beat, living on fixation street
And I ain't got no time for that

Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
Brand new beat
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation
Tell your ma, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
Gonna be alright

Revolution rock,
Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
Brand new beat
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation
Tell your ma, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
Gonna be alright

Revolution rock,

To the cruellist mobsters in Kingstown,
With the hardest eyes and the coldest tongue
Is your heart so made of rock
That the blood must flow 'round the block?
Are you listening mobsters? Hey!
All people grow old, gotta die,
While those kinda fools go rolling by
It's food for thought, mobsters
Young people shoot their days away
I've seen talent thrown away
All you loan sharks!

The organ plays
And they're dancing to the brand new beat
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation
Tell your ma-ma-ma-ma, tell your pa-pa-pa-pa everything's gonna be all right
Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
Everything's gonna be alright
I say, revolution rocks

There's that old cheese grater
Rubbing me down
This must be the way out

Here's the cheap bit
OO la oo la oo la

Any song you want
Playing requests now on the bandstand
El Clash Combo
Paid fifteen dollars a day
Weddings, parties, anything
And Bongo Jazz a speciality



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 London Calling
  • 2 Brand New Cadillac
  • 3 Jimmy Jazz
  • 4 Hateful
  • 5 Rudie Can’t Fail
  • 6 Spanish Bombs
  • 7 The Right Profile
  • 8 Lost in the Supermarket
  • 9 Clampdown
  • 10 The Guns of Brixton
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Wrong ’Em Boyo
  • 2 Death or Glory
  • 3 Koka Kola
  • 4 The Card Cheat
  • 5 Lover’s Rock
  • 6 Four Horsemen
  • 7 I’m Not Down
  • 8 Revolution Rock
  • 9 Train in Vain

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin