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  1. the 13th single released by The Clash, and the second off their fourth album Sandinista! It is a duet between lead guitarist Mick Jones and his one-time girlfriend Ellen Foley

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  2. Overall, it is notable for being one of the band's most overtly melodic songs, reminiscent of a danceable ballad, in the same spirit as, among other songs, Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher", The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" and a number of Moto

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  3. Its lyrics refer to the emerging indie scene in British music in the late 70s/early 80s, which is held in contrast to the "mutants, creeps and musclemen" of the major labels with their "expense accounts" and "lunch discounts", making "AOR" and using

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  4. References are made to a number of UK independent labels (Small Wonder, Rough Trade, Fast Product and Factory). (Notably, the Clash never signed to an indie label but spent their entire career on CBS Records.) The song's title is a nod to Motown Reco

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  5. The original release had "Radio One" as the B-side

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