“What’s My Name,” from both the U.K. and the U.S. versions of the debut album, The Clash. One minute, forty-one seconds of blazingly fast punk alienation. According to the Clash Wiki, “What’s My Name” “apparently [was] inspired by the Sex Pistols’ version of ‘(I’m not your) Stepping Stone’ ”; but it’s significantly better than anything the Pistols ever did.
Boom. There, I said it. The Clash always blew the doors off the Sex Pistols.And just because I care, here’s an even nastier, more frenetic live version:
Brilliant. I’ve got nothing to add.
Except: Turn. It. Up.