People are always asking me about "punk rock for kids," in which case I direct them toward Chicago's very own purveyors of Kindie Punk, THE BOOGERS. But what about punk rock for babies? That's always tricky, but a good place to start is in the lullaby realm, and after dipping their toes into the punk rock waters with collections based on GREEN DAY, DROPKICK MURPHYS, and SOCIAL DISTORTION, the crew at Roma Music Group are getting ready to release LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE CLASH (out 9/10), a collection perfectly-timed with the release of a major CLASH retrospective. Check out the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star version of "Should I Stay or Should I Go," and if you dig it - pre-order on iTunes now to get the track as an immediate download. More details on this punk rock goodness below...
LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE CLASH - Tracklisting:
- Rock the Casbah
- Should I Stay or Should I Go
- Straight to Hell
- London Calling
- I Fought the Law
- Hitsville U.K.
- Police on My Back
- Train in Vain
- Lost in the Supermarket
- Rudie Can’t Fail
- The Magnificent Seven
- This is Radio Clash
As noted above, September 10 is a huge day for fans of THE CLASH, as Sony Music will release SOUND SYSTEM (pre-order here), a massive retrospective box set encased in what appears to be an early-80s boombox. If the 12-disc box is too much rock to handle, there will also be a 2CD, 3LP collection called THE CLASH HITS BACK (pre-order here) released. The 32-track set is sequenced to mimic a live set that the band performed in 1982.
What's the right age to introduce children to the music of THE CLASH?
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