‘Kyiv Calling:’ Ukrainian Punk Band Rerecords The Clash’s Anthem as a Call to Arms

Accord­ing to The Guardian, the sur­viv­ing mem­bers of The Clash have giv­en their bless­ing to the Ukrain­ian punk band, Beton, to record a new ver­sion of their 1979 clas­sic Lon­don Call­ing. Record­ed near the front­line of the bat­tle in Ukraine, Kyiv Call­ing (above) “has lyrics that call upon the rest of the world to sup­port the defence of the coun­try from Russ­ian invaders. All pro­ceeds of what is now billed as a ‘war anthem’ will go to the Free Ukraine Resis­tance Move­ment (FURM) to help fund a shared com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem that will alert the pop­u­la­tion to threats and lob­by for inter­na­tion­al sup­port.”

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