Monday, 10 March 2014
Up In Heaven
This is an often overlooked Clash song, an album track from an album with more than it's fair share of album tracks (Sandinista). Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) is a Mick Jones rocker with a taut guitar riff and tales of life (and Mick's own childhood) in London's tower blocks where 'the wives hate their husbands, the husbands don't care' and the water pipes make banging noises, as do the neighbours.
Trellick Tower is a monolithic piece of 60s concrete brutalism that looms large in Clash myth and BAD psychogeography.
Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)