Punk bands never die. They just turn into H&M t-shirts. Or, in the case of the field recording below, supermarket sound system fixtures in southern European immigrant neighborhoods. If Joe Strummer were still alive, he’d delight in the specificity of the product placement.

Truth be told, with this northern Italian city currently covered in flyers for an upcoming Bon Jovi gig, these fragments of The Clash are indeed welcome. As omnipresent as both bands still are, the late British group, merchandised to smithereens, still helps provide a sense of balance.

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Recorded in the checkout line on an iPhone 4 at CRAI Supermarket. San Salvario, 4/26. Photograph taken at H&M Via Roma, 5/9.