The Clash - Remote Control
Original Release Date1977
UK 7" 1977 (CBS - S CBS 5293)
A Remote Control 3:00
B London's Burning 2:16
Remote Control and London's Burning...live version...in mono...for the first time
B: Produced by Micky Foote. Recorded Live at Dunstable
Reviews & Opinions
PUNKY GIBBON: One of the "slow" songs on the first LP, this was issued without consulting the band and was their only single not to chart in the UK. Many people don't rate this, presumably because it's not very fast, but I can't see anything wrong with it: great football terrace riffs, Strummer and Jones coming up with a complementary vocal arrangement, a super catchy chorus and funny lyrics ("Repression - I am a dalek!") You also get a really rough mono version of London's Burning on the flipside which is an absolute joy to listen to.
DANNY BAKER, SNIFFIN' GLUE #10, June 1977: I spose for us mob the B side is the A side, if ya see what I mean. Anyrate [sic] it's out.