Ukrainian punk band Beton transformed the Clash‘s “London Calling” into a protest song called “Kyiv Calling.”
The trio received permission by the surviving members of the Clash to re-record their 1979 hit and changed the lyrics to a call to action for other Ukrainians, and the rest of the world, to rise up and resist the Russian invasion.
“The Iron Age is coming, the curtains coming down/ Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin,” Beton frontman Andriy Zholob sings in the chorus. “A nuclear error, we should have real fear/ ‘Cause Kyiv is rising/ We live for resistance.”
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