The Clash - Hitsville U.K.

The Clash - Hitsville U.K. U.K.

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS 9480)

1 The Clash - Hitsville U.K. 4:21
2 Mikey Dread - Radio One 6:17

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US 7" 1981 (Epic - 19-51013)

1 Hitsville U.K. 4:21
2 Police On My Back 2:57

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 56, 4 wks

Credits

UK 7":

1: Produced by The Clash
2: Produced by Mikey Dread

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US 7":

From The Epic Album "Sandinista!" E3X 37037
Produced by The Clash

Additional Credits

Hitsville U.K.:
Mick Jones - guitar, lead vocals
Joe Strummer - guitar
Ellen Foley - harmony vocals, percussion
Norman Watt-Roy - bass
Topper Headon - drums, percussion
Recorded sometime between February and August 1980. Taken from Sandinista!

'Radio One':
Mikey Dread - lead vocals

'Police On My Back'.:
Mick Jones - lead vocals, guitar
Joe Strummer - guitar, backing vocals
Paul Simonon - bass
Topper Headon - drums, percussion
Recorded sometime between February and August 1980. Taken from Sandinista!

Reviews & Opinions

RONNIE GURR, SMASH HITS, JAN 22 - FEB 4, 1981: From 'Sandinsista!', this is the first decent single they've come up with since London Calling, with admirable sentiments on the independent labels scene pushed out over a Tamla-like bass and keyboard backing. Mellow tinkling xylophone, girlie chorus and a monster hit, I think.

PUNKY GIBBON: Uplifting Motown-esque pop with dual vocals by Jones and Ellen Foley. Alarmingly outside the usual Clash cannon, but wonderful nonetheless. Mikey Dread gets sole credit on the B-side although he's backed by the band, and it's a very long dub track with lots of funny studio tricks and ad libbing. In all, a great 45, but don't expect punk rock. This is probably most Clash fans least favourite 45.

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