The Clash sell out! 'London Calling' to be renamed 'Kiev Calling'.
Posted by Der on June 10, 2023, 12:00 am
What about Donbass Calling, you nincompoops. Or Baghdad Calling, or Belgrade or Sabra/Chatilla... |
The list is long.
"...hardcore punk band Beton, ... have been given permission by The Clash to re-record London Calling as a protest song against the war."
We're all against the war, dickheads. But why did the war come about?
"Renamed Kyiv Calling, the song now includes the lyrics: "Kyiv calling to the Nato zone/Forget it, brother, we can't go it alone".
Recorded last week in Lviv, the video features footage captured by the band's family and friends of the attacks on Ukraine's cities.
Proceeds from the song will go towards the Free Ukraine Resistance Movement, helping to fund a shared communications system that will alert the population to threats and lobby for international support.
Discussing the track, Beton vocalist Andriy Zholob said: "Many Ukrainian musicians are now on battlefields or in territorial defence. This time they've changed guitars to guns. We hope this song shows Ukrainians' spirit and our defiance to Russian aggression."
The band are now also playing a part in the war effort. Zholob also works as an orthopaedic doctor, and is treating war victims and soldiers.
Drummer Bohdan Hrynko and bassist Oleg Hula have joined the territorial defence."
Joe Strummer must be turning in his fecking grave.