Audience: Over 40's
"London Calling" is the third studio album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 through CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 through Epic Records. The album represented a significant change in The Clash's musical style, which now featured major elements of ska, funk, pop, soul, jazz, rockabilly and reggae far more prominently than in their previous two albums. The album's subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood. The album received unanimously positive reviews and was ranked at number eight on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. London Calling was a top ten album in the UK, and its lead single "London Calling" was a top 20 single. It has sold over five million copies worldwide, and was certified platinum in the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)
This music video is not all about the band though. Some of the shots in the London Calling music video by The Clash are cut shots away from the band. For example, I have picked out a few. Some of the lyrics in the chorus are 'Cause London is drowning, and I live by the river. At this point there is a cut shot away from the band and to an darker shot of a river which according to the title of the song must be the River Thames. However we cannot really tell. Another cut shot is of what i think is the London Tower Bridge but again it is so dark we cannot really tell what it is. That sums up the music video really well. There are alot of shots that you cannot really tell what they are or where they are because it is all filmed at night time. The only shots that are easily visible are the performance shots and thats only because there is artificial lighting to illuminate the stage they are on. It is a very old fashioned music video.
Here is the music video London Calling by The Clash