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.
Rock the Casbah Lyrics. Now the king told the boogie men You have to let that raga drop The oil down the desert way Has been shaken to the top The Sheik he drove his Cadillac He went a' cruisin' down the ville The Muezzin was a'standing On the radiator grille.
Rock The Casbah by The Clash (1982 Epic/CBS 49-03144 33RPM 12 Single). Stereo vinyl is VG-, jacket is VG. Ships within 24 hours of payment via USPS media mail with tracking. THE CLASH Rock the Casbah 1982 7" EX vinyl only. Released from the "Combat Rock " album. Record is in a very good condition, showing little signs of wear or play and looks great
Translations: French, German, Italian, Serbian. Requests: Greek, Hungarian, Russian. A A. Rock The Casbah. Now the King told the boogie men. You have to let that raga drop.
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According to the Rock The Casbah Songfacts, Clash Drummer Topper Headon wrote the music and the original lyrics. Vocalist Joe Strummer then decided to take Headon's lyrics in a different direction, to tell the story of an Arab ruler (the Shereef) who hates music, but is defied by the citizens. According to former Clash co-manager Kosmo Vinyl, Headon's original words were a filthy ode to his girlfriend. Should I Stay or Should I Go. The Clash.