The Clash’s London Calling is one of those record’s that is wholly iconic. The music and the band are legendary, for sure, but even the album’s cover image is etched into the minds of nearly every music fan. There’s Paul Simonon onstage at New York’s Palladium, hunched over with legs spread, his Fender Precision Bass held high over his head as he prepares to smash it to the ground. It is, perhaps, the single most recognizable image in punk rock.
Of course, Simonon wasn’t taking any aggression out on the instrument himself, but rather his displeasure in fans being told they couldn’t stand on their seats to better enjoy the show. “That frustrated me to the point that I destroyed this bass guitar,” Simonon told Fender in 2011. “Unfortunately you always sort of tend to destroy the things you love.”
In celebration of The Clash’s London Calling Scrapbook and Super Bundle and the new season of The Opus: London Calling, we want you to feel that love, too. We’re giving away one (1) brand new Fender Player Precision Bass so you can rock out like Simonon (though we wouldn’t recommend smashing it).
Courtesy of Sony Legacy, the guitar features an alder body with gloss finish and a “Modern C” neck profile to fit nearly any style of play. With Player Series split-coil pickups and a 4-saddle bridge along with open-gear tuning, you’re guaranteed the best sounding notes and the punchiest attack. There’s even the classic “F” stamp signature stamped on the neck plate.
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Be sure to listen into The Opus: London Calling with host Andy Bothwell, aka Astronautalis. Never miss an episode by subscribing now. You can also revisit a selection of The Clash’s best tracks via all major streaming services.