Album Cover Video:
You may recall the AllMusic.com claim that “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” was the first song to combine punk and reggae. Perhaps that should be amended to mention that “Hammersmith” was the first original punk/reggae hybrid, because this cover predated it. Apparently, Jones’ use of the guitar to help compliment the bass beat in this tune was somewhat revolutionary.
One of the things I’ve always digged about The Clash is that they were always willing to break stylistic ground. From their very first album, which was mostly straight forward punk, they were already pushing at the constraints of punk as a music form.