Into the basement we go.
YES — Stewart Copeland is the better drummer, but (and this is key) Topper Headon, working in a similar idiom, is heard of a far greater number of BETTER SONGS. Zenyatta Mondatta n’est pas London Calling. And the beats from London Calling, by the very nature of what surrounds them (the rest of the song) become more memorable, even if they aren’t as intricate as what Copeland was doing. It’s the thingness of it.
The opening lick of “Revolution Rock” just gets me excited on a Pavlovian level in a way “Voices Inside My Head” can’t.