Posted by The Noseless Old Newsboy on September 15, 1999 at 00:49:25:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: "999" -- Keith Ahead of His Time?! posted by StonesCat on September 14, 1999 at 22:57:06:
:Clash fans will remember the line "...dial 999" from Police On My Back, though I'm blanking whether that's it or not.
Joe Strummer gargles those lyrics in "London's Burning".
999 was also the name of a non-memorable punk band whose one hit was called "Homicide".
All of the above references do indeed point to the fact that 999 is the emergency phone # in Merrye Olde Angle Land. You Yanks would call it 911 I believe.
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