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International Clash Day on KEXP

International Clash Day on KEXP

Today is the ninth International Clash Day broadcast on KEXP. This day originated in 2013 when DJ John Richards decided he’d devote his whole morning show to The Clash and the band’s influences and bands influenced by The Clash. Since then many radio stations have picked up on it, and the day really has become international.

Tune in to hear the songs, snippets of interviews and learn a lot about the band and what drove them to be one of the greatest bands in the history of rock music.

This year’s broadcast is centered around a quote from band leader Joe Strummer: “We’re anti-fascist, we’re anti-violence, we’re anti-racist, and we’re pro-creative. We’re against ignorance.”

And they rock.

This is a public service announcement
With guitar
Know your rights
All three of them

Number one
You have the right not to be killed
Murder Is a crime!
Unless it was done
By a policeman or an aristocrat
Know your rights

And number two
You have the right to food money
Providing of course
You don’t mind a little
Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers
Rehabilitation

Know your rights
These are your rights
Hey, say what, hey

Know these rights

Number three
You have the right to free speech
As long as you’re not
Dumb enough to actually try it

Know your rights
These are your rights
Know your rights
These are your rights
All three of ’em

And it has been suggested
In some quarters that this is not enough
Well

Get off the streets
Get off the streets
Run