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"Rock the Casbah" is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash, released in 1982. The song was released as the third single from their fifth album, Combat Rock. It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US (their second and last top 40 and only top 10 single in the United States) and, along with the track "Mustapha Dance", it also reached number eight on the dance chart.


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1991
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Now the king told the boogie men
"You have to let that raga drop"
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin' to the top
The Sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a-cruisin' down the ville
The Muezzin was a-standin'
On the radiator grille

The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that crazy Casbah sound
But the Bedouin they brought out the electric camel drum
The local guitar picker got his guitar-pickin' thumb
As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square
They began to wail

The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah

Now, over at the temple
Oh, they really pack 'em in
The in-crowd say it's cool
To dig this chanting thing
But as the wind changed direction
And the temple band took five
The crowd caught a whiff
Of that crazy Casbah jive

The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah

The king called up his jet fighters
"He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way"
As soon as the Shareef was chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare
As soon as the Shareef was outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed

The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah

The Shareef don't like it, he thinks it's not kosher
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it, fundamentally can't take it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

The Shareef don't like it, you know he really hates it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
The Shareef don't like it, really, really hates it

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The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986. more »

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Written by: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Topper Headon

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