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London Calling
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Can songs like London Calling rally the troops? Or is the legacy of a protest song just the three and a half minutes it lasts? You tell us.

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It was all anger and anarchy. This song sums up my youth like no other.

Jonathan

Ashley, Brockton, Massachusetts
The Clash's battle cries have resonated for the last two-and-a-half decades and will continue to influence music and attitudes forever. Not only do they inspire rebellion, but they prove that we have always had things to rebel against, like "the clampdown." Anyone who listens to London Calling and has something to rally against will be inspired to take action. They will learn that "anger can be power" and can be used in productive ways.

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