Is there a more iconic intro to a song?
There are differing versions of where the inspiration to London Calling came from.
Joe Strummer was a news junkie, and many of the images in the lyrics came from news reports he constantly read. He claimed the initial inspiration came in a conversation he had with his then-fiancee in a taxi ride home.
According to Mick Jones however, it was a headline in the Evening Standard that inspired the lyric. The paper warned that a rising North Sea could flood the whole of the city.
Printed on 250 gsm matt paper this London Calling poster is available in four sizes and three frame colour options, black, white and wood.
The frames we use are made from solid wood, sourced from a sustainable forest.