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“He’s in love with rock’n’roll woaahh
He’s in love with gettin’ stoned woaahh
He’s in love with Janie Jones
But he don’t like his boring job, no…

An’ he knows what he’s got to do
So he knows he’s gonna have fun with you
You lucky lady!
An’ he knows when the evening comes
When his job is done he’ll be over in his car for you

An’ in the in-tray lots of work
But the boss at the firm always thinks he shirks
But he’s just like everyone, he’s got a Ford Cortina
That just won’t run without fuel
Fill her up, Jacko!

An’ the invoice it don’t quite fit,
There’s no payola in his alphabetical file
This time he’s gonna really tell the boss
Gonna really let him know exactly how he feels
It’s pretty bad!

Let them know – how you feel”.


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The Clash, Janie Jones – 2:08
(Joe Strummer, Mick Jones)
Album: The Clash (1977)

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Citazioni.

Janie Jones is a song by the English punk rock band the Clash. It is the opening track on their eponymous debut album (1977). The song is named after Janie Jones, who was a famous madam in London during the 1970s and had been a pop singer during the 1960s. A live performance of “Janie Jones” is featured in the 1980 film Rude Boy, and the song has been on the soundtracks of other films as well. The song is named after Janie Jones, a minor English pop singer in the 1960s who scandalised the nation in 1973 when she was convicted of running a prostitution ring. She was released from prison in 1977, and an allegedly smitten Joe Strummer composed the song in her honour. In addition to The Clash, the song has appeared on the compilation albums The Story of the Clash, Volume 1 (1988) (disc two), Clash on Broadway (1991) (disc one; demo version), The Essential Clash (2003) (disc one). A live version recorded on 4 June 1981 at Bond’s Casino, New York City, is featured on the bootleg Live at Bond’s Casino (2000).
The live performance of the song at the Apollo in Glasgow on 4 July 1978, is featured in Rude Boy, a 1980 film directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay, starring Ray Gange and the Clash. The track was re-recorded at Wessex Studios by engineer Bill Price and tape operator Jerry Green. The song was also featured on The Clash: Westway to the World, a 2000 documentary film directed by Don Letts. Martin Scorsese, a fan of the Clash, said that he considers “Janie Jones” to be the greatest British rock and roll song. He used the song in his 1999 film Bringing Out the Dead.[7] The song is also played in Michael Winterbottom‘s 2002 film 24 Hour Party People. Other than its name, the 2010 film by David M. Rosenthal, Janie Jones, bears only slight similarities to the song’s lyrical theme”.

(Wikipedia, voce Janie Jones (song))

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Marion Mitchell, meglio conosciuta come Janie Jones (Seaham, 1941), è una cantante britannica che gestiva una casa chiusa a Londra nel corso del 1970, ed è stata incarcerata per il suo coinvolgimento nello scandalo bustarelle BBC Radio One ‘sex for airplay’. Ha raggiunto la notorietà nell’agosto 1964, quando si è presentata alla première del film London in the Raw, in topless”.

(Wikipedia, voce Janie Jones)

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