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Guns of Brixton

The Guns of Brixton” is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was written and sung by bassist Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton, south London. The song has a strong reggae influence, reflecting the culture of the area, with a knowing nod to the classic reggae gangster film The Harder They Come.

“The Guns of Brixton” pre-dates the riots that took place in the 1980s in Brixton but the lyrics depict the feelings of discontent that were building due to heavy-handedness of the police that led to the riots, the recession and other problems at that time. The lyrics refer to a Brixton-born son of Jamaican immigrants wo “feel[s] like Ivan…at the end of The Harder they Come”, referring to Ivanhoe Martin’s death as depicted in the 1972 film. Quelle: Wikipedia

The Clash – Guns of Brixton

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The greatest Reggae Songs of all times

Nach relativ langem Ringen hat sich die Redaktion auf folgende Gewinner und Reihenfolge geeinigt:

10. Hans-Christian Ströbele, Stefan Raab & Shaggy – Gebt das Hanf frei!

9.   Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come

8.  Bob Marley – Jammin

7. Peter Tosh – Get up, stand up

6. 10CC – Dreadlock Holiday

5. Bob Marley – could you be loved

4. Sublime – Smoke two Joints

3. Police – So lonely

2. Jimmy Cliff – I can see clearly now

1. Nina Hagen – Afircan Reagge

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