Must Have Music #025

People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world.
— Joe Strummer (lead singer of The Clash)



Ok, taking a VERY different approach from our usual ‘Must Have Music’ posts this week where I usually post some EDM-type stuff that you will usually hear blasting in a CrossFit gym. That’s not the case this week, as we’re going with The Clash - Rock the Casbah.

The background of this story is that I was gearing up for a 5:30 AM run with my buddy Chris, where we usually do somewhere between a 4-6 mile run around South Boston and the Seaport with a vest. It’s a really nice heavy duty run where we both plug-in and put the work and sweat in early in the morning. It’s an awesome ritual that I really have come to love each and every week.

Anyway, some songs come and go during the runs, others really help me kick it into high gear and when this song came on I LIT UP! I don’t know what it was, it just came on at the perfect time and I was off to the races. Chris even turned back to me during one of the runs and asked, ‘What the hell happened to you back there?’

My response: “Good song came on, bro.”

And that’s really the story behind a lot of these ‘Must Have Music’ songs. Anyway, I went on a whole ‘Clash’ kick for a few days after, but this song has really stuck out to me again this week. The lyrics, the music video, the moment this song came on. Everything about it left an imprint and here we are.

Add it to your playlist and watch the EPIC video down below. And email me YOUR favorite ‘Must Have Music’ track and tell me why you like it to:

About The Clash

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. They have also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggaedubfunkska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and lead vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon. Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones' departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

Gah, they really don’t make music videos like they used to, eh?

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