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The Clash

Career Oppertunities

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See Career Opportunities (film) for the movie of this same title. “Career Opportunities” is a song by The Clash, recorded for their first album, The Clash. Another version appears on the album Sandanista Sandanista! where Mickey Gallagher’s two sons, Luke and Ben, sing the song. The song attacks the political and economic situation in England at the time, citing the lack of jobs available, particularly to youth, and the dreariness and lack of appeal of those that were available. They specifically mention service in the military and police forces in addition to jobs that are often perceived as being ‘menial’ such as a bus driver or ticket inspector, as well as “making tea at the BBC”. The line “I won’t open letter bombs for you” is a reference to a former job of... Read on...

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