The Clash - Tommy Gun

The Clash - Tommy Gun

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1978 (CBS - S CBS 6788)

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

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 19, 10 wks


1: (Taken from the LP "Give 'Em Enough Rope" S 82431) Produced by Sandy Pearlman for K.P. Productions, Inc.
2: (From the "Marquee" tapes, recorded at Marquee Studio, June 1978)

Additional Credits

Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar
Mick Jones - guitar, backing vocals
Paul Simonon - bass
Topper Headon - drums
Gary Barnacle - saxophone on '1-2 Crush On You'
'Tommy Gun' recorded March–April 1978, Basing Street Studios, London; and August–September 1978 at The Automatt, San Francisco

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.

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