The Clash - Tommy Gun

The Clash - Tommy Gun

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK 7" 1978 (CBS - S CBS 6788)

A Tommy Gun 3:17
B 1-2 Crush On You 2:58

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 19, 10 wks

Credits

A: Produced by Sandy Pearlman for K.P. Productions, Inc.
B: From the "Marquee" tapes, recorded at Marquee Studio, June 1978

Additional Credits

Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar
Mick Jones - guitar, vocals
Paul Simonon - bass
Topper Headon - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The A-Side is a classic, from the double-tracked drum intro to the 'Complete Control' style ranting ending, the crisp Sandy Pearlman production making the band seem harder and punchier than ever. '1-2 Crush On You' (listed on label as '1-2, Crush On You') is a Mick Jones number from his days in The Delinquents, and despite being one of their weaker efforts (it's a juvenile love song) is still rollicking fun, and has a less produced feel making it seem almost like an outtake from the first LP.

Additional Notes

A-Side from Give 'Em Enough Rope; B-Side is "new".

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