Broadway

Album: Sandinista! (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • Another example of The Clash's experimentation on the Sandinista! album, this is a mellow New Orleans-style Jazz track about meeting a tramp who proceeds to tell his life story of living in New York. It includes influences by Martin Scorsese's film Raging Bull.
  • This song was first played live during The Clash's lengthy New York residency in June 1981 and remained in their live set on and off for the rest of their career.

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