C'mon Every Beatbox

Big Audio Dynamite

About C'mon Every Beatbox

"C'mon Every Beatbox" is a song by English band Big Audio Dynamite, released as both a 7" and 12" single from their second studio album, No. 10, Upping St. (1986). Written by Mick Jones and Don Letts, "C'mon Every Beatbox" was released as the lead single from the album, peaking at No. 51 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 19 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs. The single features the non-album track, "Badrock City" as its B-side, which was later included as a bonus track on the US CD of the No. 10, Upping St. album. 


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"Sit tight and listen keenly while I'll play for you a brand new musical biscuit"

There's been a brainwave at the radio station
Old idea from the woodstock generation
Calling all the kids from across the nation
In some it brings out love in others termination
Love and unity
Don't worry bout the power we got a generator
And publicity
Batteries for rent you can pay us later

Get your digital watches in synchronization
Producer of the shows got a selfish motivation
It's the place to be and we got a location
Another gold disc for an album compilation
Bring the family
Everybodys' welcome there will be no discrimination
Take a tip from me
In case there's a problem bring identification

c'mon every beatbox in the place to be
c'mon every beatbox we got a ramellzee
c'mon every beatbox let's party and how
c'mon every beatbox let's party right now
Party right now!

Watch me
I got it 
Watch me

So the holy smokes are coming we got a confirmation
Centre of the city been a major transformation
Gandhi got a shock and he took a vacation
Check the wild life it's a real fascination
Hope they stay in line
Raiders Possè British born but still they're Jamaican
Dailing 999
Salt 'n pepper people stirred not shaken

c'mon every beatbox in the place to be
c'mon every beatbox we got a ramellzee
c'mon every beatbox let's party and how
c'mon every beatbox let's party right now
Party right now!

"Hold it right there"
"The white man left me nothing out here but the underworld 
and that's were I dance, where do you dance?"

The knights of Saint George dressed for aggrovation
Heard about the party and they sent a delegation
The bulldog crew don't need no provocation
Got a strange idea about the country's liberation
B.A.D. and little Sipho
Help keep the peace don't need no lawbreaker
No one can stop the show
The promotor didn't book no undertaker

c'mon every beatbox in the place to be
c'mon every beatbox we got a ramellzee

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Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) is a British musical group formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of the Clash, Mick Jones. The group is noted for its effective mixture of varied musical styles, incorporating elements of punk rock, dance music, hip hop, reggae, and funk. BAD's one constant throughout frequent shifts in membership and musical direction is the vocals provided by Mick Jones. After releasing a number of well received albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Big Audio Dynamite disbanded in 1997, but had a reunion tour in 2011. more »

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10 facts about this song

Band Biography
"C'mon Every Beatbox" was released by Big Audio Dynamite, a British band formed in 1984 by Mick Jones, a previous member of punk rock band, 'The Clash'.
Album Info
The song is from their second studio album, ‘No. 10, Upping St.’ which was released in 1986. The album was co-produced by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, who were both members of The Clash.
Genre & Style
The band is known for mixing various music styles, and "C'mon Every Beatbox" is no exception. The song blends elements of rock, punk, reggae, and electronic dance music.
Chart Performance
Although the song didn't achieve significant mainstream success, it was popular within the alternative music scene.
Music Video
The music video for "C'mon Every Beatbox" features archival footage mixed with scenes of the band performing, which was in line with their avant-garde and experimental style.
Album Concept
The title of the album ‘No. 10, Upping St.’ refers to the address where Mick Jones and Joe Strummer used to live together and write songs for The Clash. Many consider the album as a sort of homecoming for the two musicians.
Featured Artists
The song includes samples and sound clips, a distinctive feature of Big Audio Dynamite's work. The band was one of the first rock bands to use sampling as a key part of their sound.
Lyrical Significance
The song's lyrics feature a call to unity, with Jones urging listeners to gather and dance together.
Big Audio Dynamite has had several reunion shows since their initial split in 1997, and "C'mon Every Beatbox" is often a highlight of their setlists.
Critical Reception
Critics have praised the song for its infectious rhythm and fusion of various music styles.

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