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The Clash

Tommy Gun

Tommy Gun
Single
UK Release Date: 24 November 1978

Exploring the cult appeal of extremist groups like the Red Brigade and Baader-Meinhoff Gang, this single contains drummer Topper Headon's first major contribution to a Clash song- his signature machine-gun drum roll.

The bB-side, 1-2 Crush On You, was written by Jones before the formation of The Clash and includes a reference to his old art school canteen, where vocational course students would laugh at his glam-rock image.

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