Play to Win

Album: Cut the Crap (1985)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Play to Win" is an interesting attempt at something different musically on the Cut the Crap album, with the verses structured over a loose percussion backing in the form of a conversation between singer Joe Strummer and bassist Paul Simonon.
  • Probably because of it's very loose structure and odd conversational vocals, this song was never played live by The Clash.

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