The Clash’s ‘Lost in the Supermarket‘ appeared on the soundtrack of the web TV series Titans this week — Titans, Season 2, Episode 12, “Faux Hawk” (aired on 22nd November, 2019).
The song was played as we see Gar in the coffee shop just before he transforms into Beast Boy.
The Clash’s ‘Lost in the Supermarket‘ first appeared on the new wave/punk rock band’s iconic third studio album London Calling, which was released in 1979 via Epic Records and CBS Records.
The track was written by Clash co-lead vocalists Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, and was the musicians’ way of speaking out against rampant consumerism and a society that only seems to care about what can be bought and sold.
A society that seemed more and more isolating to them and to other young people not interested in the worship of money.
40 years since it was first released, London Calling is now spoken of as one of the best rock albums of all time. It has sold over five million copies worldwide and, to this day, is still on the list of many critics’ favorite ever releases.
Twelve years ago, it was also one of the albums inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
The double album spawned three singles — ‘London Calling’, ‘Clampdown‘ and ‘Train in Vain’ — and was eventually certified Gold in Canada and France, and Platinum in Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Listen to The Clash’s ‘Lost in the Supermarket‘ in the audio video below.
And, if you even vaguely like new wave/punk rock/indie music, you should also give the band’s London Calling at least one play through via the Spotify widget below.
It is a superb album, and easy to hear why it is still so loved.