What does the phrase London Calling mean?

What does the phrase London Calling mean?

The phrase “London Calling” is a reference to BBC reports that were broadcast during the darkest periods of World War II. “This is London Calling,” a voice would say, before delivering the news to people who worried about their very survival amid the most destructive war in human history.

Who wrote the song London Calling?

Mick Jones
Joe Strummer
London Calling/Composers

Is London Calling a concept album?

Sandinista! London Calling is the third studio album by English rock band the Clash. It was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 by Epic Records….Charts.

Chart (2011) Peak position
US Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums 38

Who sang the song London Calling?

The Clash
London Calling/Artists

Where is the Clash from?

London, United Kingdom
The Clash/Origin

Who took the London Calling photo?

Paul Simonon
London photographer Pennie Smith took the famous image which became the front cover for London Calling by The Clash. The photo of Paul Simonon smashing his bass was taken on stage at The Palladium in New York City on 20 September 1979.

Is Bruce Springsteen singing this as a tribute to punk rock?

Having Springsteen sing this as a tribute is the ultimate insult to punk rock. I even read some typical nitwit in Rolling Stone who wrote that Springsteen showed what punk was all about!!!!! WTF!!!!

Who wrote The Clash’s London Calling?

Take a look below at the powerful performance of The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ from Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Elvis Costello, and Dave Grohl in honour of the legendary Joe Strummer.

What does the SOS sound mean in London Calling?

Mick Jones created these sounds on one of his guitar pickups. The SOS distress signal has often been used metaphorically in songs (like the 1975 Abba song ), but in “London Calling” it’s more literal, implying that the disaster has struck and we are calling for help.

How did Bruce Springsteen pay tribute to Jimi Strummer?

Following the news of Strummer’s death, Bruce Springsteen—a true bastion of Americana rock and one of Strummer’s own favourite musicians —gathered together an all-star cast to pay homage to Strummer’s incredible legacy by performing arguably one of the most important songs of rock history; ‘London Calling’.