The Equaliser

Album: Sandinista! (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • "The Equaliser" is a song often ignored by The Clash, and its writers appear to be slightly ashamed of it - singer Joe Strummer confessed in a 1999 interview with Q magazine that this and other examples (such as the ludicrous Rock Against the Rich tour in 1988, beset by protests from the Socialist Worker newspaper and claims of hypocrisy as to what constituted "the rich" in the first place) that sometimes his social idealist beliefs would blind him and he would become obsessed with the unobtainable.

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