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London Calling

Topper Headon of The Clash and sound artist Jason Singh.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash's seminal third album 'London Calling', Cerys is joined by drummer Topper Headon.

Released in December 1979, this album was a milestone in UK music and punk rock. The album’s lyrics reflected contemporary concerns, many of which are still prevalent in today's society. The sound moved away traditional punk by reworking a wider range of genres ,everything from reggae and ska, to jazz and rock n roll.

The iconic album cover alone has won multiple awards. The famous shot of Paul Simonon smashing his bass guitar into the stage of the New York Palladium on September 21, 1979, depicts the anarchic attitudes and resistance The Clash stood for. This moment in time was captured by British photographer Pennie Smith with sleeve design from Ray Lowry.

Nicholas Bowen "Topper" Headon joined The Clash in 1977 and his drumming skills have been an integral part of the band's sound.

Cerys is also joined by composer, musician, sound artist, creative producer, facilitator and performer Jason Singh.

He works across a wide range of art forms, music genres, educational practices and sound formats. His creative output includes: live beatbox film scores, large scale sound installations, sound design for gallery/museum exhibitions, ceramics, textiles and museum objects. Some of his recent collaborators have included; Nitin Sawhney, Rokia Traore, Shabaka Hutchings, Stuart McCallum, Yazz Ahmed, Sarathy Korwar and Sebastian Rochford.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Guru

    Jazzalude IV: Maintaining Focus

  • Liquid Ltd

    Hard Labor

  • The John Buzon Trio

    Caravan

  • Courtney Barnett

    So Long, Marianne

  • The Lost Brothers

    Seven Days Before Christmas

  • Johnny Cash & The Carter Family

    I'm Just An Old Lump Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)

  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges

    Texas Sun

  • The Good Ones

    My Wife Is As Beautiful As A Sunset

  • The Clash

    London Calling

    • Columbia.
  • The Clash

    Jimmy Jazz

  • The Clash

    Rudie Can't Fail

    • Epic.
  • The Clash

    Spanish Bombs

    • Epic.
  • The Clash

    The Card Cheat

  • The Clash

    Revolution Rock

    • London Calling.
    • Columbia.
  • Caribou

    You and I (radio edit)

  • Marianne Faithfull

    As Tears Go By

  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Nothing Without You

  • Jason Singh

    Wedding Room

  • Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar

    Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

  • Jason Singh

    Nature and Making

  • The Ravens

    My Baby's Gone

  • Jason Singh

    Afternoon

  • Jason Singh

    Pause

  • Mohammed Rafi

    Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho

  • Zero dB

    Party Girl

  • Lightning Head

    Superfunky Bird

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Little Wing

  • The Doors

    Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

    • ELEKTRA.
  • Jackie Wilson

    Light My Fire

  • Bill Callahan

    Ballad Of The Hulk

  • Giacorno Puccini, Maria Callas & RAI Symphony Orchestra

    Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro

  • Georgia Ruth

    Close For Comfort

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