I am not sure I have the credentials to even talk about The Clash. After all they are known as “The Only Band that Ever Mattered” for a reason.
I love what this song is about. I assume that “the clampdown” is like “the man” here in the States. I like these lyrics especially:
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don’t owe nothing, so boy get runnin’
It’s the best years of your life they want to steal
All Clash songs are good in the sense that they play hard and fast in everything, right? And there is lots of yelling. I like songs that I can yell with. Who doesn’t? See…I don’t have the ability to even talk coherently about the music because ITS THE CLASH! So just believe its good and take a listen if you have somehow missed this song.