Live in France:
“Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)” is another old school rap influenced song on Sandinista!. Though not as effective as “The Magnificent Seven,” this song is still a pretty decent attempt at a rap song. Strummer’s singing style frequently verged on a style of shout-singing that resembled rap anyways, so the transition was not a hard one for him. Also, he is enough of a poet to pull off creating something that doesn’t sound like “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
Producer Mikey Dread toasts at the start of this album. His influence on this particular album should not be underestimated.