The Traveling Text (ContCult)

“The Guns of Brixton”

For your amusement.

A fan video of the Clash song with a near obsessive emphasis on Paul Simonon:

Nouvelle Vague’s languid cover:

Arcade Fire’s version has more texture, instrumentally :

Santogold’s “Guns of Brooklyn”. The Clash’s sound, already heavily influenced by dub, comes full circle:

Bonus Track: Arcade Fire performs “Neon Bible” in an elevator. Canada (or at least most of Quebec) is redeemed.