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The Clash

The Clash performing in Oslo in 1980. Left to right: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1976–1986
Labels CBS
Associated acts The 101'ers; London SS; Generation X; Big Audio Dynamite; Havana 3am; The Latino Rockabilly War; The Pogues; The Mescaleros; Carbon/Silicon; The Good, the Bad and the Queen
Website www.theclash.com
Former members
Mick Jones
Keith Levene
Paul Simonon
Terry Chimes
Joe Strummer
Rob Harper
Nicky "Topper" Headon
Pete Howard
Nick Sheppard
Vince White
.The Clash were an English rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk rock.^ The Clash were a British punk rock group that existed from 1976 to 1985.
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^ Clash fans (and Punk and Rock fans in general)!
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^ The Clash 5 One of the greatest punk bands ever...
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.Along with punk, they experimented with reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance and rockabilly.^ Their sound was tighter than the Pistols', and incorporated dub, reggae, ska, funk and rockabilly too.
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^ Besides straightforward punk, it featured a much wider array of styles than the earlier albums, including American-style rockabilly and reggae works that resonated with the ska movement in Britain.
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^ The same way the Clash introduced elements of ska reggae and dub into punk.
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.For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).^ In September, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon fired Mick Jones because he "drifted apart from the original idea of the Clash."
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^ The classic line-up comprised Joe Strummer ( vocals / guitar, b.
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^ Mick Jones was the personable romantic of the Clash.
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.Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year.^ Once the sessions were completed, Terry Chimes left the group, and Headon came aboard as the band's drummer.
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^ Jones formed Big Audio Dynamite the following year, while the Clash hired guitarists Vince White and Nick Sheppard to fill his vacancy.
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The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.
.The Clash were a major success in the UK from the release of their debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, brought them popularity in the United States when it came out there the following month.^ London Calling - CBS 1979.
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^ But, London Calling is such a great album.
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^ Clash record (I've heard the debut and London Calling too often).
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.Critically acclaimed, it was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone magazine.^ The album is considered one of the best rock albums ever produced, appearing at ..8 on Rolling Stone's recent "Top 500 albums of all time."
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^ In late 1989, a panel of Rolling Stone magazine rock critics picked London Calling as the greatest album of the decade, describing the record as "an emergency broadcast from rock's Last Angry Band, serving notice that Armageddon was nigh, Western society was rotten to the core, and rock and roll needed a good boot in the rear."
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^ (Mike Trier) I bought this album because Rolling Stone ranked it as number one of the 80's.
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[1]
.The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.^ The Clash was undoubtedly the most far-reaching band to emerge from the tattered punk scene, which is now strewn with as many victims as survivors.
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^ While the Sex Pistols may have initiated the punk revolution with their anarchic attitude and sound, The Clash conveyed constructive political ideas in their lyrics.
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^ (Even if Tim & Lars still have mohawks) And of course Rancid is nowhere as good as The Clash when it comes to musical experimentation.
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[2] .They became widely referred to as "The Only Band That Matters", originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group's record label, CBS.^ For a while, they really did seem like "the only band that mattered."
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^ They were called "the only band that matters."
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^ Though only three concerts were performed on the tour, it nevertheless raised the Clash's profile and the band secured a record contract in February of 1977 with British CBS. Over the course of three weekends, the group recorded their debut album.
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.In January 2003 the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ At the time, the band also featured drummer Tory Crimes (born Terry Chimes), who had recently replaced Topper Headon (born Nicky Headon, May 30, 1955).
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^ The album contained the single 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', which received heavy airplay in the US. The following single, 'Rock the Casbah' was a Top 40 hit in the US, with heavy rotation on MTV. Original Clash drummer Terry Chimes, who appeared on the band's eponymously-titled debut album, plays on 'Live at Shea Stadium'.
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^ "Whatever we discussed, we always ended up disagreeing, not in a nasty way -- you can talk to Joe about anything in the world and he would have a conversation with you on it," original Clash drummer Terry Chimes says.
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.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash number 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.^ The Clash truely are the greatest band of all time.
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^ Former Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have revived their punk partnership by recording together for the first time in almost 30 years.
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^ The album is considered one of the best rock albums ever produced, appearing at ..8 on Rolling Stone's recent "Top 500 albums of all time."
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[3]

Contents

History

Origins: 1974–1976

.Before The Clash's founding, the band's future members were active in different parts of the London music scene.^ The Clash was undoubtedly the most far-reaching band to emerge from the tattered punk scene, which is now strewn with as many victims as survivors.
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^ The band was known for it's wide-open ears; but, the possibilites, expectations, and desire to be such a part of where music was going was too big a job for the band to take on.....
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^ The Clash was first and was released in two versions between the U.S. and U.K., London Calling was the band's third album, while Combat Rock was their fifth.
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.John Graham Mellor sang and played rhythm guitar in the pub rock act The 101'ers, which formed in 1974. By the time The Clash came together two years later, he had already abandoned his original stage name, "Woody" Mellor, in favour of "Joe Strummer", a reference to his rudimentary strumming skills on the ukulele as a busker in the London Underground.^ About two years later, I was in an accident.
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^ The first time I saw Joe Strummer he was in the 101'ers.

^ By the time he was in his early twenties, he had busked on the streets of London and had formed a pub rock band called the 101'ers .
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.Mick Jones played guitar in legendary protopunk band London SS, which rehearsed for much of 1975 without ever playing a live show and recording only a single demo.^ Or, at least, could be when Mick Jones was in the band.
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^ Former Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have revived their punk partnership by recording together for the first time in almost 30 years.
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^ Other favourates are Janie Jones a great opening track with the drumbeat, Londons Burning, a song about drugs and boredom, Garageland, a song celebrating being in a band.
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.London SS was managed by Bernard Rhodes, a sometime associate of impresario Malcolm McLaren and a friend of the band McLaren managed, the Sex Pistols.^ The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
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^ The band always appealed more than the Sex Pistols - they had more to say.
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^ They thought the Sex Pistols with Malcolm McLaren floating them down the Thames singing "God Save the Queen" were hunky dory.
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.Jones and his bandmates became friendly with Sex Pistols Glen Matlock and Steve Jones, who would assist them as they tried out potential new members.^ His review described the band as a “runaway train…so powerful, they’re the first new group to come along who can really scare the Sex Pistols sh*tless.” .
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^ Jones' childhood friend Paul Simonon (born December 15, 1956) joined the group as a bassist in 1976 after hearing the Sex Pistols; he replaced Tony James, who would later join Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
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^ By the end of the tour, they had broken the US. I adore the Clash, as I adored the Sex Pistols.
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[4] .Among those who auditioned for London SS without making the cut were Paul Simonon, who tried out as a vocalist,[5] and drummer Terry Chimes.^ At the time, the band also featured drummer Tory Crimes (born Terry Chimes), who had recently replaced Topper Headon (born Nicky Headon, May 30, 1955).
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^ Better known as the drummer of Fleet Foxes and one of their best backing vocalists, J. Tillman’s albums always stand on their own without bringing his pedigree up.

^ But in this case I've taken his message as an opportunity to debunk this baseless argument that AGW believers use to try to muzzle or discredit those who have the temerity to speak out against their dogma.
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.Nicky Headon drummed with the band for a week, then quit.^ In April 1977 the band hired Nicky Headon, a 22 year old who was better known by his nickname; Topper Headon .
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^ At the time, the band also featured drummer Tory Crimes (born Terry Chimes), who had recently replaced Topper Headon (born Nicky Headon, May 30, 1955).
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^ The Clash: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones (vocals, guitar); Paul Simonon (vocals, bass); Nicky "Topper" Headon, Tory Crimes, Pete Howard (drums).
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[6]
.After London SS broke up in early 1976, Rhodes continued as Jones's manager.^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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^ The Clash was formed in the ghettoes of London in June 1976, when Strummer and Jones met in a London dole queue.
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.In February, Jones saw the Sex Pistols perform for the first time: "You knew straight away that was it, and this was what it was going to be like from now on.^ Go away now.
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^ I liked this the first time when it was called God of War .
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^ The Clash performed its first concert in the summer of 1976, supporting the Sex Pistols in London.
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It was a new scene, new values—so different from what had happened before. A bit dangerous."[7] .At the instigation of Rhodes, Jones contacted Simonon in March, suggesting he learn an instrument so he could join the new band Jones was organising.^ Or, at least, could be when Mick Jones was in the band.
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^ And unlike other bands, lead guitarist Mick Jones could actually play solos!
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^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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[5] .Soon Jones, Simonon on bass, Keith Levene on guitar and "whoever we could find really to play the drums" were rehearsing.^ And unlike other bands, lead guitarist Mick Jones could actually play solos!
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^ Joe Strummer had the politico credentials and Mick Jones had the Keith Richards flash and swagger and natural musical ability, but Simonon had poise.” .
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^ They changed music completely by showing they could take a band with bass and guitars and drums to a whole new place.
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[8] .In late May, Chimes was asked to audition and became the band's full-time drummer.^ At the time, the band also featured drummer Tory Crimes (born Terry Chimes), who had recently replaced Topper Headon (born Nicky Headon, May 30, 1955).
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^ Om’s fourth album sees a bit of a departure as long time drummer and former Sleep member, Chris Haikus, left the band before the album was recorded.

^ Music may have started to trend the way of bands like Nirvana, but it’s rare to point to a time in popular music history and say that something started/stoped here.
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[9]
The act was still searching for a lead singer. .Chimes recalls one Billy Watts (who "seemed to be, like, nineteen or eighteen then, as we all were") handling the duties for a time.^ IS the album for all music reviewers bored out of their heads, like you seem to be.
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^ What a great time I had reading all these silly comments from silly people who had NO idea what they were talking about!
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^ All religious systems have suffered at one time or another from absolutist extremism, and Islam is no exception.
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[10] Rhodes had his eye on Strummer, with whom he made exploratory contact. .Jones and Levene had both seen him perform and were impressed as well.^ At the same time, the Certified Wireless approach has the backing of the USB-IF as well as industry powerhouses, and it promises both high performance and multivendor interoperability.
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^ At the same time, art school students Mick Jones and Paul Simonon had seen Strummer performing with the 101'ers and recognised his talents as a frontman.
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[11] Strummer, for his part, was primed to make the switch. .In April, he had taken in the opening act for one of his band's gigs.^ The band also performed at April's 'Rock Against Racism' gig in Victoria Park; a festival in support of the Anti-Nazi League.
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That act was the Sex Pistols. "I knew something was up," Strummer later explained,
so I went out in the crowd which was fairly sparse. And I saw the future—with a snotty handkerchief—right in front of me. It was immediately clear. .Pub rock was, "Hello, you bunch of drunks, I'm gonna play these boogies and I hope you like them."^ Then you went heard "Rock the Casbah" on the radio and remembered how much these guys meant to you once..
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^ If you're just curious to see what Hmong looks like, here's a useful phrase: "Nyob zoo," which means "hello" (literally: "living good").
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^ Punk rock is like the Mafia, and once you’re made, you’re made.
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.The Pistols came out that Tuesday evening and their attitude was "Here's our tunes, and we couldn't give a flying fuck whether you like them or not.^ Even the name came out of a newspaper.

^ IS the album for all music reviewers bored out of their heads, like you seem to be.
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^ If you're just curious to see what Hmong looks like, here's a useful phrase: "Nyob zoo," which means "hello" (literally: "living good").
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.In fact, we're gonna play them even if you fucking hate them."^ Whether they were born bad, or what happened to them was bad, or it was a combination of the two, by the time they’re teenagers you can see they’re gonna flip.
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^ All sorts of control fuck ups are in there: auto targetting, auto weapon draw, combat range… and then there’s the fact that the combat system makes no concessions to the fact that you’re almost always facing multiple enemies with ranged attacks.
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^ They've ran countless propaganda on those 2 subjects so much so that I bet you guys didn't even know some of these facts.
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[12]
.On 30 May, Rhodes and Levene met surreptitiously with Strummer after a 101'ers gig.^ Along with fellow 101'er guitarist Keith Levene, Strummer joined the revamped London SS, now renamed the Clash.
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.Rhodes gave him 48 hours to make up his mind whether he wanted to join the new band that would "rival the Pistols". When Rhodes rang him up a day early, demanding an immediate answer, Strummer agreed.^ Keeping in mind that these are low-fidelity recordings mainly consisting of the band working out new songs, this is very enjoyable stuff.
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^ The classic line-up of The Clash was now complete and the band would quickly gel into a renowned live outfit known for their energetic concerts.
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^ Reply Score = -3 It's on the early side of this time period, but New Pornographers' Twin Cinema would definitely be on my version of the list...
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[13] .Simonon later remarked, "Once we had Joe on board it all started to come together."^ JOE STRUMMER: ‘I called myself Joe Strummer because I can only play all six strings at once, or none at all.’ .
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^ Anarchy or no Anarchy– Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and the rest of The Clash all had a burning passion for fashion.
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[8] .Chimes did not take to him at first: "He was like twenty-two or twenty-three or something that seemed 'old' to me then.^ First, I've spent the past three days reading tons of Eric’s old posts, and I must just say Eric you are hilarious.
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^ I hate movies like Titanic and Peal Harbor that take real life tragedy and trivialize it, telling it from the perspective of a two-dimensional dime store romance.
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^ They were an old landed family belonging to the Khattar tribe, and like others in their position had been forced to take sides in the struggles for power in north India.
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.And he had these retro clothes and this croaky voice".[10] Simonon came up with the band's name after they had briefly dubbed themselves the Weak Heartdrops and the Psychotic Negatives.^ Paul came up with the name the Clash because it was in the papers all the time.

^ These lists all have the same problem: they try to make everyone happy, and in the process they end up making nobody happy.
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^ In characteristic Sony fashion, they released these three together perhaps because they were the most commercially successful titles the band ever recorded.
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[14][15] .He later explained the name's origin: "It really came to my head when I started reading the newspapers and a word that kept recurring was the word 'clash', so I thought 'The Clash, what about that,' to the others.^ Even the name came out of a newspaper.

^ Paul came up with the name the Clash because it was in the papers all the time.

^ I expressed my concern about his health, since he had suffered a heart attack in the last decade while the other lawsuit was pending.
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And they and Bernard, they went for it."[14]

First gigs and the growing scene: 1976

.After rehearsing with Strummer for less than a month, The Clash made their debut on 4 July 1976, supporting the Sex Pistols at the Black Swan in Sheffield.^ The Clash performed its first concert in the summer of 1976, supporting the Sex Pistols in London.
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^ Hiring as their manager Bernard Rhodes, a former business associate of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren , the Clash set out on the Pistols ' notorious Anarchy Tour late in 1976.
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^ While the Sex Pistols may have initiated the punk revolution with their anarchic attitude and sound, The Clash conveyed constructive political ideas in their lyrics.
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.The band apparently wanted to make it onstage before their rivals in The Damned—another London SS spinoff—made their own scheduled debut two days later.^ In my opinion, if you made an album out of London Calling 's weakest half, it would be pretty damn mediocre.
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^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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.The Clash would not play in front of an audience again for another five weeks.^ I like the Clash If I was a teacher of a class in which it was fitting to play music for my students and show off what the categorical style of rock n' roll is supposed to be like, I would play...
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^ The U.S. strategy should defiantly avoid turning this into a clash between Christianity and Islam because this would play directly into al Qaeda’s strategy and is not true.
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[16] Levene was becoming disaffected with his position in the group. .At the Black Swan, he approached the Sex Pistols' lead singer, John Lydon (then going by Johnny Rotten), and suggested they get a band together if the Pistols ever broke up.^ While the band mixes complex songs together seemlessly, they also strive when working with a limited pallette of sounds.

^ Read More The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
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^ I met Chrissie Hynde through Bernie, and for a while we were going to put a band together.

[17]
.The night after their debut, the band members along with most of the Sex Pistols and much of the rest of London's "inner circle" of punks showed up at Dingwalls club to attend a concert by New York's leading punk rock band, the Ramones.^ New York and London throughout 1980.
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^ Profile: London punk group with wider musical horizons than most, who championed and recorded dub alongside a variety of other styles.
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^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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.Afterward "came the first example of the rivalry-induced squabbling that was to dog the punk scene and undermine any attempts to promote a spirit of unity among the bands involved."^ The Clash was undoubtedly the most far-reaching band to emerge from the tattered punk scene, which is now strewn with as many victims as survivors.
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^ The first time I heard the word “punk” was in Time Out where they wrote that Eddie & the Hot Rods were a second-generation punk band and I remember thinking: “What is this word?” And then the Pistols came through and it was clear what they meant.

[18] Simonon got into a scuffle with J.J. Burnel, the bass player of The Stranglers. .A slightly older band, The Stranglers were publicly identified with the punk scene, but were not part of the "inner circle" centered on the Sex Pistols.^ While the Sex Pistols may have initiated the punk revolution with their anarchic attitude and sound, The Clash conveyed constructive political ideas in their lyrics.
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^ More The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
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^ Punk's standard bearers were the notorious Sex Pistols.  Their ideology was simple: "I want to destroy!"
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[18]
.With Rhodes insisting that the band not perform live again until they were much tighter, The Clash rehearsed intensely over the following month.^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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^ Once again the band insisted that the album retail at the same price as a single album; forgoing recording royalties on the first 200,000 copies of the album sold to allow this to happen (the band did not sell 200,001 copies until after they broke up).
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^ Their reputation, fueled by intense live performances that were at once angry and joyous, grew to "near-messianic proportions" (Gilmore, 1979, p.
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.Strummer and Jones shared most of the writing duties—"Joe would give me the words and I would make a song out of them", Jones later said.^ Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor , August 21, 1952) had spent most of his childhood in boarding school.
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^ Most songwriting credits through the London Calling album are Strummer-Jones; songs from Sandinista!
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^ It's got a song from every album, except Give em Enough Rope (Safe European Home would've been nice).
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[19] Sometimes they would meet in the office over their Camden rehearsal studio to collaborate directly.[18] .According to a later description of Strummer's, "Bernie [Rhodes] would say, 'An issue, an issue.^ Given 48 hours to make a decision, Strummer phoned Rhodes back 24 hours later saying "OK, I'm in."
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^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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^ Joe Strummer left Bernie Rhodes before this album got done and the "scabs" that got hired didn't actually record it (just overdubbed guitar parts) and Simonon wasn't on it and on and on.
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.Don't write about love, write about what's affecting you, what's important."^ Don’t write about love, write about what’s affecting you, what’s important.” On August 13th, 1976, The Clash—sporting an impressive, paint-spattered “Jackson Pollock” look—played before a small, invitation-only audience in their Camden studio.
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^ I won't give away the winner, but they say this about it: "Frankly, if you don't own this album (and love, and cherish it), you quite probably don't deserve to have any music in your life whatsoever."
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^ Reply Score = 1 is there anything you kids love to do more than sit around and bitch about lists?
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[20] .Strummer took the lead vocals on the majority of songs; in some cases he and Jones shared the lead.^ Most songwriting credits through the London Calling album are Strummer-Jones; songs from Sandinista!
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^ Joe Strummer and Mick Jones shared most of the writing duties—”Joe would give me the words and I would make a song out of them”, Jones later said.
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^ Strummer's vocals are absolutely key to the song's effectiveness: his singing is restrained, beautiful, and incredibly sad, and he helps turn the track into a classic as you listen.
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.Once the band began recording, Jones would rarely have a solo lead on more than one song per album, but he would wind up responsible for two of the group's biggest hits.^ I'm sure more than once.
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^ That's more than any other album I can think of.
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^ Keeping in mind that these are low-fidelity recordings mainly consisting of the band working out new songs, this is very enjoyable stuff.
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.On 13 August, The Clash—sporting an impressive, paint-spattered "Jackson Pollock" look—played before a small, invitation-only audience in their Camden studio.^ Don’t write about love, write about what’s affecting you, what’s important.” On August 13th, 1976, The Clash—sporting an impressive, paint-spattered “Jackson Pollock” look—played before a small, invitation-only audience in their Camden studio.
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^ Radio programmers contend that their decisions are based on meticulous audience research, and that they are only playing what listeners want to hear.
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^ The video on the DVD is nearly as noteworthy, particularly those 13 minutes of home movies of the Clash and Guy Stevens in the studio.
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[21] .Among those in attendance was Sounds critic Giovanni Dadamo.^ Among those in attendance was Sounds critic Giovanni Dadamo.
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His review described the band as a "runaway train...so powerful, they're the first new group to come along who can really scare the Sex Pistols shitless".[22]
.On 29 August, The Clash and Manchester's Buzzcocks opened for the Sex Pistols at the Screen on the Green—The Clash's first public performance since 4 July.^ The Clash joined the Sex Pistols' Anarchy Tour in late 1976, which was scuttled by local authorities and venue owners, with only three concerts actually being performed.
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^ By the end of the tour, they had broken the US. I adore the Clash, as I adored the Sex Pistols.
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^ While the Sex Pistols may have initiated the punk revolution with their anarchic attitude and sound, The Clash conveyed constructive political ideas in their lyrics.
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.The triple bill is seen as pivotal to the British punk scene's crystallization into a movement.^ Definitive British Punk Album While American punk stayed pretty much underground during the 70s, British punk had a huge impact on its native country where it was seen as a threat to its government.
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^ Zophael979@aol.com Probably the greatest accomplishment of the British punk scene in the late 1970s.
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[23] .In early September, Levene was kicked out of The Clash.^ Plus, those who cherish The Clash for their strong political viewpoint will get a major kick out of "I'm So Bored With You," an early version of "I'm So Bored With The USA" that's about a GIRL of all unlikely political figures!
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^ If Zeno Clash had been a terrible piece of crap we would have had no motivation whatsoever *not* kick the shit out of it.
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Strummer would claim that Levene's dwindling interest in the band owed to his supposedly abundant use of speed, a charge Levene has denied.[24] (Levene and Lydon would form Public Image Ltd. in 1978.) On 21 September, The Clash performed publicly for the first time without Levene at another seminal concert: the 100 Club Punk Festival, sharing the bill with the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Subway Sect.[25] .Chimes left in late November; he was briefly replaced by Rob Harper as The Clash toured in support of the Sex Pistols during December's Anarchy Tour.^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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[26]

Debut album and Give 'Em Enough Rope: 1977–1979

.By the turn of the year, punk had become a major media phenomenon in the UK. On 25 January 1977, The Clash signed to CBS Records for £100,000, a remarkable amount for a band that had played a total of about thirty gigs and almost none as a headliner.^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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^ Various Clash retrospective compilations have been released over the years, as well as an album of various live performances ( From Here to Eternity ) and a well-received documentary about the band's career ( Westway to the World ).
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^ In 1977, the Clash signed a $200,000 contract (a fortune by punk standards) with one of the largest corporations in the world-CBS. It might seem odd for CBS to feed hands that would bite, but the label rationalized that the potential for profit was there (Jaffee, p.
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[27] .As Clash historian Marcus Gray describes, the "band members found themselves having to justify [the deal] to both the music press and to fans who picked up on the critics' muttered asides about The Clash having 'sold out' to the establishment."^ The Clash have always been true to their music and their fans.
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^ Plus, those who cherish The Clash for their strong political viewpoint will get a major kick out of "I'm So Bored With You," an early version of "I'm So Bored With The USA" that's about a GIRL of all unlikely political figures!
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^ Arthur : You’ve been referred to in the press on several occasions as ‘the son of a diplomat who dropped out of art school to be a bohemian.’ Is that an accurate description?
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[28] Mark Perry, founder of the leading London punk periodical, Sniffin' Glue, let loose with what he would later call his "big quote": "Punk died the day The Clash signed to CBS."[29] As one band associate described it, the deal "was later used as a classic example of the kind of contract that no group should ever sign—the group had to pay for their own tours, recordings, remixes, artwork, expenses...."[30]
.Mickey Foote, who worked as a technician at their concerts, was hired to produce The Clash's debut album, and Terry Chimes was drafted back for the recording.^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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^ Their self-titled debut album, released in 1977, was one of the… Read more in Amazon's The Clash Store .
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^ Paul Simonons chops still need a little work, but Terry Chimes well-placed drum fills more than make up for that.
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.The band's first single, "White Riot", was released in March 1977; the album, The Clash, came out the following month.^ White Riot / 1977 .
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^ It began with a White Riot in 1977 and ended in 1986 when the band split.
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^ This album was absolutely shocking when it came out.
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.Filled with fiery punk tracks, it also presaged the many eclectic turns the band would take with its cover of the reggae song "Police and Thieves". "[A]midst the Sex Pistols' inertia in the first half of 1977, the Clash found themselves as the flag-wavers of the punk rock consciousness", according to music journalist and former punk musician John Robb.^ The Clash served as backup band and wrote half the songs.
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^ Read More The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
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^ The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
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[31] .Though both the single and album charted well in the UK—"White Riot" reached number 34, The Clash number 12—CBS refused to release either in the United States, saying that the sound was not “radio friendly”.^ In the spring, the Clash's first single, "White Riot," and eponymous debut album were released to great critical acclaim and sales in the U.K., peaking at number 12 on the charts.
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^ Shortly after the single peaked at number 32, the Clash began working on their second album with producer Sandy Pearlman, a former member of Blue Öyster Cult.
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^ During the White Riot tour, CBS pulled "Remote Control" off the album as a single, and as a response, the Clash recorded "Complete Control" with reggae icon Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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[32] .A US version of the album with a modified track listing was released in 1979, after the UK original became the best-selling import album of all time in the United States.^ The import of the record became the largest-selling import of all time.
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^ Leading the collection is a special tribute version of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe in white, which marks the 30th Anniversary of the album London Calling.

^ On December 14th 1979 The Clash recorded London Calling at Wessex Studios in London, UK. Upon release the album received rave reviews across the board, and Rolling Stone placed the album at number 8 in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

[33] Chimes left the band again soon after the recording, so only Simonon, Jones and Strummer were featured on the album's cover, and Chimes was credited as "Tory Crimes". In the documentary Westway to the World, Jones referred to him as one of "the best drummers around". Chimes, who had no great wish to make a career from music, said, "The point was that I wanted one kind of life—they wanted another, and why are we working together, if we want completely different things?"[32]
The band went through several drummers, with Jones handling the duties for a time.[34] .They finally recruited Nicky Headon, who had played briefly with Jones's London SS two years before.^ The Clash’s last great album Combat Rock opens with this Strummer showing that in the two years they’ve been away they’ve not calmed down a bit.

^ Not that all of these are virtues by themselves, but at least they give you enough time to catch your breath before the final two breaknecks.
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^ My father was at a very junior level in the Foreign Office and he only became a British citizen two years before I was born.

.Headon was nicknamed "Topper" by Simonon, who felt he resembled the Topper comic book character Mickey the Monkey.^ In April 1977 the band hired Nicky Headon, a 22 year old who was better known by his nickname; Topper Headon .
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^ The Clash also included bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon.
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^ Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon .

An excellent musician, Headon could also play piano, bass and guitar. He originally planned to stay briefly, gain a name for himself, and then find a better band. Realising The Clash's potential, he changed his plans. .Strummer later observed, "If we hadn't found Topper, I don't think we'd have got anywhere".[32] In May, the band set out on the White Riot Tour, headlining a punk package that included the Buzzcocks, Subway Sect, The Slits and The Prefects.^ It was only when I saw the band live on their 'Out of Control' tour that I found out how potent they could be.
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^ Joe Strummer : I don’t think I’ve taught them anything, and don’t feel like I’ve been a very good father.
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^ Joe Strummer : I think fear is the corrupting agent, and I don’t know how we can eliminate that.
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[35] The day after a Newcastle gig, Strummer and Headon were arrested for stealing pillowcases from their hotel room.[36] .That same month, CBS released "Remote Control" as the debut LP's second single, defying the wishes of the band, who saw it as one of the album's weakest tracks.^ Once again the band insisted that the album retail at the same price as a single album; forgoing recording royalties on the first 200,000 copies of the album sold to allow this to happen (the band did not sell 200,001 copies until after they broke up).
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^ By the end of 1978, the band had not yet had an official release in the United States, as CBS records felt there was not enough demand for the band's music (in fact, The Clash's debut album became the biggest selling import album of all time in the U.S.A.) A repackaged version of The Clash would actually be the band's second official American release, following Give 'Em Enough Rope , which was released on both sides of the Atlantic at the end of 1978.
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^ Accordingly, the album was released as the band originally intended, with CBS not realising the con until too late.
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[37]
.Headon's first recording with the band was the single "Complete Control", which addressed the band's anger at their record label's behavior.^ "Complete Control is presumable what the record co.
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^ Once again the band insisted that the album retail at the same price as a single album; forgoing recording royalties on the first 200,000 copies of the album sold to allow this to happen (the band did not sell 200,001 copies until after they broke up).
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^ Bands formed by the score, and short-lived independent record labels and magazines promoted the music.
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.It was co-produced by famed reggae artist Lee "Scratch" Perry, but Foote was summoned to "ground things" a bit and the result was pure punk rock.^ They worked with Lee Scratch Perry, inspired Bob Marley to write Punky Reggae Party, and became one of the best loved and most influential bands of their era in the process.” .
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^ The single that fused reggae with rock and alienated a million punk rockers was inspired by Strummer’s disappointment at a reggae gig at the now closed London venue.

^ Punk Rock , New Wave , Post-Punk , Funk , Reggae , Pop Punk .
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.Released in September 1977—NME noted how CBS allowed the group to "bait their masters"—it rose to number 28 on the British chart and has gone on to be cited as one of punk's greatest singles.^ Zophael979@aol.com Probably the greatest accomplishment of the British punk scene in the late 1970s.
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^ Their self-titled debut album, released in 1977, was one of the… Read more in Amazon's The Clash Store .
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^ UK Release date: March 18, 1977 UK singles chart position: # 38 Features: A. White Riot B. 1977 Formats: 7” Vinyl .
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[38] .In February 1978, the band came out with the single "Clash City Rockers". June saw the release of "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais", which surprised fans with its ska rhythm and arrangement.^ Clash City Rockers 3:49; 2.
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^ Having already branched out from the 'punk' sound by covering Junior Marvin's "Police and Thieves" on their debut, The Clash moved deeper into reggae territory with June 1978's " (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais ", a single which is considered amongst the band's best work.
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^ "Clash City Rockers," "White Man In Hammersmith Palais," "Janie Jones," "Career Opportunities," and "White Riot" are the highlights for me - if you see me driving in my car and screaming at the top of my lungs, it's probably to one of those songs.
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.Before The Clash began recording their second album, CBS requested that they adopt a cleaner sound than its predecessor in order to reach American audiences.^ But their intensely political, often explicitly Marxist message only reached a fraction of its potential audience, thanks to the corporate structure of the broadcasting and record industries.
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^ As their audience broadened, the original core constituency began to desert the Clash.
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^ Currently my second-favorite Clash album, unless Cut The Crap is some sort of underrated masterpiece (which for some reason I doubt).
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.Sandy Pearlman, known for his work with Blue Öyster Cult, was hired to produce the record.^ American reviews for the album were very positive, but British reviews were mixed, with many criticising the production of Sandy Pearlman, of American heavy metal band Blue Öyster Cult .
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^ Sandy Pearlman, the producer of the second Clash album Give 'Em Enough Rope , observed that "(Record companies have) sublimated all the revolutionary tendencies this art is based on."
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.Although some complained about its relatively mainstream production style, Give 'Em Enough Rope received largely positive reviews upon its November release.^ Give 'Em Enough Rope - CBS 1978.
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^ From the underrated second album Give ‘Em Enough Rope is a rare foray into sentiment by Mick Jones and Strummer, a realisation of the life that they had avoided by being in a band, addressed to a friend recently released from Brixton prison.

^ S omebody must have complained about Give 'Em Enough Rope , 'cause this sounds like a completely different band!!
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[39] .It hit number 2 in the UK, but it was not the American breakthrough CBS had hoped for, reaching only number 128 on the Billboard chart.^ Garageland Formats: CD LP * Bonus 7-inch with original US release UK Cat number: UK LP CBS 32232 buy album download album .
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^ UK / US Release date: November 10, 1978 UK Chart position: # 2 US Chart position: # 128 Track Listing: 1.
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.The album's first UK single, the hard rocking "Tommy Gun", rose to number 19, the highest chart position for a Clash single to date.^ UK Release date: November 24, 1978 UK singles chart position: # 19 Features: A. Tommy Gun B. 1-2 Crush on You Formats: 7 Vinyl .
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^ UK Release date: February 17, 1978 UK singles chart position: # 35 Features: A. Clash City Rockers B. Jail Guitar Doors Formats: 7” Vinyl .
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^ Buy rare clash - The Singles cds, vinyl records, out of print and hard to find music at MusicStack.
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In support of the album, the band undertook its first, largely successful tour of North America in February 1979.[40]

London Calling, Sandinista! and Combat Rock: 1979–1982

.In August and September 1979, The Clash recorded London Calling.^ Clash record (I've heard the debut and London Calling too often).
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^ London Calling is hands down the greatest album that will ever be recorded, period!
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^ Still, few could record a double album of such consistenly high quality - it's bookended by "Train In Vain" and "London Calling", what more could you want...?
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.Produced by Guy Stevens, who had previously worked with Mott the Hoople and others, the double album was a mix of punk rock, reggae, ska, rockabilly, traditional rock and roll and other elements possessed of an energy that had hardly flagged since the band's early days, but with greater maturity and production polish.^ Compared to their previous albums, London Calling was stylistically diverse, containing elements of rockabilly, reggae, R&B, ska and hard rock.
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^ Temple set the project aside to work on the Sex Pistols, resulting in The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980), one of the definitive accounts of the era.
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^ American reviews for the album were very positive, but British reviews were mixed, with many criticising the production of Sandy Pearlman, of American heavy metal band Blue Öyster Cult .
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[41][42] .It is regarded as one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded.^ One of the greatest albums of the 70's one of the greatest albums ever.
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^ This record may be one of the best punk albums ever, but I don't care.
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^ London Calling is hands down the greatest album that will ever be recorded, period!
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[43] .London Calling reached number 9 on the British chart and number 27 on the US chart.^ (Ben Giltay) Out of all the albums of The Clash I have (nearly all) this is definately number two, behind London Calling .
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^ UK Release date: December 14, 1979 US Release date: January 5, 1980 UK Chart position: # 9 US Chart position: # 27 Track Listing: 1.
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^ As an active band from 1977 to 1983, the Clash had more British chart records (17) without ever reaching the top ten than any other act in chart history.
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.Its final track, a relatively straightforward rock and roll number sung by Mick Jones called "Train in Vain", was included at the last minute and thus did not appear in the track listing on the cover.^ The last track of London Calling was included at such short notice that it was not listed on the sleeve.

^ "Deny" - that one's got the most amusing vox, and the only Mick Jones-sung tune that works is "Protex Blue".
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^ Still, few could record a double album of such consistenly high quality - it's bookended by "Train In Vain" and "London Calling", what more could you want...?
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.It turned out to be their first US Top 40 hit, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard chart.^ Then, in 1990, the Clash had their first British number one hit.
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^ In various magazines and music books this album has been at the top of the list as the greatest (even reached number _1_ out of 150) punk/rock album!!
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^ "Train in Vain (Stand By Me)" became the first American hit single for the Clash, pulling London Calling into the top thirty.
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.In the UK, where "Train in Vain" was not released as a single, London Calling's title track, stately in beat but unmistakably punk in message and tone, rose to number 11—the highest position any Clash single reached in the UK before the band's breakup.^ "London Calling" the title track kicks.
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^ The Clash are the greatest rock n roll band ever and London Calling proves it.
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^ Train In vain 11.
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.During this period, The Clash began to be regularly billed as "The Only Band That Matters". Musician Gary Lucas, then employed by CBS Records' creative services department, claims to have coined the tagline.^ Not only is it full of the worst songs ever recorded by any band called The Clash ("Fingerpoppin'" is, in fact, one of the worst songs ever recorded by ANYBODY), but they're all full of cheesy mid-'80s keyboards and fake drums!!!!
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^ Black Market Clash Combat Rock Super Black Market Clash Live At Shea Stadium Cut The Crap From Here To Eternity T he Clash are considered to be one of the finest punk rock bands of all time, which is awfully interesting considering that they only recorded one punk rock record.
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^ CBS records had initially baulked at the idea of releasing a double album, so the band enquired as to whether their album could come with a free single.
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[44] The epithet was soon widely adopted by fans and music journalists.[45]
The Clash planned to record and release a single every month in 1980. CBS balked at this idea, and the band came out with only one single—an original reggae tune, "Bankrobber", in August—before the December release of the 3-LP, 36-song Sandinista!. The album again reflected a broad range of musical styles, including extended dubs and the first forays into rap by a major rock band. .Produced by the band members with the participation of Jamaican reggae artist Mikey Dread, Sandinista! was their most controversial album to date, both politically and musically.^ CBS objected strongly to both the oversized albums and the low prices, and Paul Simonon believed that CBS refused to promote Sandinista!
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^ Radio sales managers are also wary of controversy, and fear that political music would drive clients away.
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^ Jaffee (1987) contends that artists who begin to express political concerns in their music without changing their musical style still face reduced airplay.
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[46] .Critical opinion was divided, often within individual reviews.^ I often disagree with your opinions, but at least you have opinions, unlike most other critics.
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Trouser Press's Ira Robbins described half the album as "great", half as "nonsense" and worse.[47] .In the New Rolling Stone Record Guide, Dave Marsh argued, "Sandinista! is nonsensically cluttered.^ Weigelda@aol.com (Dave Weigel) Just picked up the new Rolling Stone and found some interesting Clash-related news.
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Or rather seems nonsensically cluttered. One of the Clash's principal concerns...is to avoid being stereotyped."[48] .The album fared well in America, charting at number 24,[49] even though it had no catchy single and, in the increasingly conservative environment of album-oriented rock (AOR) radio in the US, received minimal airplay.^ Strummer's view finally won out, though, and "Combat Rock" was remixed, retitled and edited into a single album.
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^ Rolling Stone once voted London Calling the most influential album of the 1980s, even though it was released in 1979.

^ In various magazines and music books this album has been at the top of the list as the greatest (even reached number _1_ out of 150) punk/rock album!!
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[32]
.During 1981, the band came out with a single, "This Is Radio Clash", that further demonstrated their ability to mix diverse influences such as dub and hip hop.^ Single " This Is Radio Clash " was released in November 1981 as the band prepared for a new album.
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^ The single showcase the band (in particular, Mick Jones') interest in the emerging genre of hip hop, with the band choosing Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five being chosen to support some of the band's 1981 American dates.
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^ Such groups ignore the Islamic civilisational experience, with all its richness and diversity, and reduce Islam to a single dynamic-that of power.
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.They set to work on their fifth album in the fall, originally planning it as a 2-LP set with the title Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg.^ Mick Jones did all the mixes for the planned double album, which was to be titled "Rat Patrol at Fort Bragg."
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^ "Rat Patrol at Fort Bragg" is a pretty common bootleg, and I'd love to see Mark review it someday.
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^ Garageland Formats: CD LP * Bonus 7-inch with original US release UK Cat number: UK LP CBS 32232 buy album download album .
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.Mick Jones produced one cut, but the other members were dissatisfied.^ "Deny" - that one's got the most amusing vox, and the only Mick Jones-sung tune that works is "Protex Blue".
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^ The band members pursued creative projects in the years after The Clash, most notably Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite .
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^ MICK JONES: ‘I decided that I’d go to art school in order to meet other musicians and get a grant so I could buy some equipment.’ .
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.Production duties were handed to Glyn Johns, and the album was reconceived as a single LP. Though Combat Rock was filled with offbeat songs, experiments with sound collage, and a spoken word vocal by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, it contained two "radio friendly" tracks.^ "Rock The Casbah" is a great example of a non-sellout pop song, but I like all of the dumb crazy offbeat experiments on here a great deal.
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^ One side was old B sides and songs left off the revised American Clash album; the other was two newer singles--"Bankrobber" and "Armagideon Time"--coupled with their dub remixes.
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^ Most bands can't pull off such consistency (again, INCREDIBLE songs, 36 total) over a SINGLE LP or CD. These guys can play.
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.The leadoff single in the US was "Should I Stay or Should I Go", released in June 1982. Another Jones feature in a rock and roll style similar to "Train in Vain", it received heavy airplay on AOR stations.^ US singles chart position: # 23 Features: A. Train in Vain B1.
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^ UK Release date: April 23, 1982 UK singles chart position: # 43 Features: A. Know Your Rights B. First Night Back In London Formats: 7” .
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^ The success fueled Mick Jones' ambitions for stardom, but "Train In Vain" did not represent the band's politics, to Joe Strummer's great frustration.
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.The follow-up, "Rock the Casbah", put lyrics addressing the Iranian clampdown on imports of Western music to a bouncy dance rhythm.^ Do we really need a Rock the Casbah dance version?
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^ "Rock The Casbah"), but soon takes a weird left turn followed by a couple of swerves around in a circle before coming to a standstill somewhere in the middle of Amsterdam.
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^ "Casbah" vaugely satirizes Iran's ban on western music ("By order of the Prophet/we ban that boogie sound").
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.(The singles were released in the opposite order in the UK, where they were both preceded by "Know Your Rights".) The music for "Rock the Casbah" was composed by Headon, who performed not only the percussion but also the piano and bass heard on the recorded version.^ They only know their own contribution, if any.
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^ "Know Your Rights" is effing brilliant.
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^ One of the opposites is to reverse who "they" is.
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[50] .It was the band's biggest US hit ever, charting at number 8, and the video was put into heavy rotation by MTV.^ First off what kinds of investments into research have the biggest developed nations put into technologies to tackle climate change?
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[32] The album itself was the band's most successful, hitting number 2 in the UK and number 7 in the US.

Disintegration: 1982–1984

.After Combat Rock, The Clash began to disintegrate.^ Bankrobber Black Market Clash Combat Rock Complete Control Cut The Crap English Civil War Essential Clash From Here To Eternity .
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^ The Clash’s last great album Combat Rock opens with this Strummer showing that in the two years they’ve been away they’ve not calmed down a bit.

^ Combat Rock are credited to The Clash.  All lyrics cited in this paper are as printed on lyric sheets included in Clash albums.
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.Topper Headon was asked to leave the band just prior to the release of the album, due to his heroin addiction, which was damaging his health and drumming.^ TOPPER HEADON: ‘Drumming became my first addiction.
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^ This is certainly not the case with Beach House, who not only have gotten better with each new release, they’ve nearly rendered the prior release unusable with each new album.

^ Mick Jones formed a new band, Big Audio Dynamite, which released five albums of rap-influenced dance music.
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[32][51] .The band's original drummer, Terry Chimes, was brought back for the next few months.^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
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^ Within a few days, my new father arrived and over the next few months his belongings were moved in, among them his piano .

^ A month before I left, I went with a friend from art college to an audition for a drummer just to back him up.

.The loss of Headon, well-liked by the others, exposed the growing frictions within the band.^ The heartbeat of the band – bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon – never succumbed to the speedy pseudo-energy of other punk bands.
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Jones and Strummer began to feud. .The band opened for The Who on a leg of their final tour in the US, playing (among other places) New York's Shea Stadium.^ At one series of New York club dates in 1981, the rappers who opened the show for the Clash were booed and blasted with racial insults.
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^ (Townshend, perhaps the only classic rocker except Neil Young who truly got punk, arranged for the Clash to tour as an opening act on the 1982 Who tour.
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Though The Clash continued to tour, the personal tensions were increasing.[32]
.In early 1983, Chimes left the band after the end of the Combat Rock Tour, due to the in-fighting and turmoil.^ From 1977 to 1983, the British rock group the Clash was considered the best band in the world by many rock critics, and had a loyal and passionate cadre of fans.
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^ The early punk audience in the U.S. was further left politically than the mainstream rock audience (Dixon et al., 1979).
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.He was replaced by Pete Howard for the US Festival in San Bernardino, California, which The Clash co-headlined, along with David Bowie and Van Halen.^ Clash Calling - US Festival San Bernadino, CA, USA .
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.The band argued with the event's promoters over inflated ticket prices, threatening to pull out unless a large donation was made to a local charity.^ The band also cut the prices of t-shirts and tickets.
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.The group ultimately performed on May 28, the festival's New Music Day, which drew a crowd of 140,000. After the show, members of the band brawled with security staff.^ Mick Jones formed a new band, Big Audio Dynamite, which released five albums of rap-influenced dance music.
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^ The band also performed at April's 'Rock Against Racism' gig in Victoria Park; a festival in support of the Anti-Nazi League.
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^ That's what makes the Clash one great band, the incorporation of new styles of music.....
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[52] This was Jones's last appearance with the group. In September 1983, he was fired. .Shortly thereafter, he became a founding member of General Public, but left that band as they were recording their first album.^ I'm really amazed the Futureheads' first album saw no love since they had a ton of hype when it first came out.
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^ The first thing that is very different about the two albums is that Throw Me the Statue is now a full band.

^ They're made first and foremost to generate profit for major Hollywood studios.
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.Jones then founded the long-lasting project Big Audio Dynamite.^ Jones went on to form Big Audio Dynamite.
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^ I'm not saying that Mick's Big Audio Dynamite was any better (I wouldn't know; I've never heard them), but at least he didn't claim to be The Clash.
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^ The band members pursued creative projects in the years after The Clash, most notably Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite .
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.Nick Sheppard, formerly of the Bristol-based Cortinas, and Vince White were selected as The Clash's new guitarists.^ I saw the cut the crap tour....Joe up there with his new pearly whites and his clash wannabes...what a disappointment indeed.
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Howard continued as the drummer. .The reconstituted band played its first shows in January 1984 with a batch of new material and launched into the self-financed Out of Control Tour, traveling widely over the winter and into early summer.^ In hindsight, much is made of the venues that this tour allowed The Clash to play (especially New York's Shea Stadium), but at the time the band was routinely booed off the stage.
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^ Unfortunately, right near the end, lead vocalist Joe Strummer tossed out guitarist Mick Jones and transformed the band into a rancid (get it?
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^ Clever negotiation by the band further talked the company into the 'free single' being a 12 inch that played at 33 1/3 rpm (and contained 9 songs).
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.At a striking miners' benefit show ("Scargill's Christmas Party") in December 1984, they announced that a new record would be released early in the new year.^ The real followup to London Calling would arrive in the new year.
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^ In characteristic Sony fashion, they released these three together perhaps because they were the most commercially successful titles the band ever recorded.
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^ This can make life especially difficult if there is a divorce, since they will have a harder time asserting their rights without the benefit of a recorded legal marriage.
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Cut the Crap, final breakup, and aftermath: 1985–1991

.The recording sessions for Cut the Crap were chaotic, with manager Bernard Rhodes and Strummer working in Munich.^ Joe Strummer left Bernie Rhodes before this album got done and the "scabs" that got hired didn't actually record it (just overdubbed guitar parts) and Simonon wasn't on it and on and on.
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^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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.Most of the music was played by studio musicians, with Sheppard and later White flying in to provide guitar parts.^ Yes, but who cares the music is great for the most part.
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.Struggling with Rhodes for control of the band, Strummer returned home.^ Jones and Simonon had been trying to form a new band after the demise of Jones' London SS and got future manager Bernie Rhodes to approach Strummer about forming a band.
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.The band went on a busking tour of public spaces in cities throughout the UK, playing acoustic versions of their hits and popular cover tunes.^ Yes kids, 311, Rancid, all plenty of other laughably unworthy bands will cover your favorite Clash tunes!
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^ In a chapter of the band's history which is omitted from many biographies of the band, this line-up of the band gigged extensively throughout 1984, before playing a series of 'busking' gigs around British public places in May 1985.
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After a gig in Athens, Strummer went to Spain to clear his mind. .While he was abroad, the first single from Cut the Crap, the mournful "This Is England", was released to mostly negative reviews.^ The first single in England, the message is absolutely unmistakable: resist the draft.
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^ Strummer and Simonon recruited three new members, and in 1985 released an album that lived up to its title-- Cut The Crap .
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^ "The Call Up" was the first single in the U.K., but one year after draft registration resumed in America, CBS didn't even try to release it to American radio.
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."CBS had paid an advance for it so they had to put it out", Strummer later explained.^ They want to think they are growing and maturing with each new song they put out.

^ The new Spoon is one of the best things they have put out.

^ Doctors sign PPO contracts that disclose what they will be paid, for a doctor to say they don't know is really saying I am to lasy to pull out my contract and look.
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."I just went, 'Well fuck this', and fucked off to the mountains of Spain to sit sobbing under a palm tree, while Bernie had to deliver a record."^ Joe Strummer left Bernie Rhodes before this album got done and the "scabs" that got hired didn't actually record it (just overdubbed guitar parts) and Simonon wasn't on it and on and on.
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[12] .However, critic Dave Marsh later championed "This Is England" as one of the top 1001 rock singles of all time.^ However it seems that no one wants to criticize the validity of that assumption.
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^ The Clash recorded one punk album - ONE. And yes it's great, but dozens of bands have stuck to punk rock and created discographies that far eclipse the Clash's single achievement in the genre.
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^ The Clash is one of the top bands ever and kicks the Pistols ass all over london.
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[53] The single has also received retroactive praise from Q magazine and others.
."This Is England", much like the rest of the album that came out later that year, had been drastically re-engineered by Rhodes, with synths and football-style chants added to Strummer's incomplete recordings.^ Here's what my fourteen-year-old brother said about the live Clash album: "Dude, that's, like, one of the best albums I've ever heard."
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^ Strummer's view finally won out, though, and "Combat Rock" was remixed, retitled and edited into a single album.
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^ Then, for your follow-up, you create a triple album, making it nearly 2 and a half hours long and not only including all the aforementioned styles, but also adding even more, which I'll get into later.
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.Although Howard was an adept drummer, drum machines were used for virtually all of the percussion tracks.^ All use of such applications or features is governed by Additional Terms as set forth in the Virtual Reality Applications - Terms .
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For the remainder of his life, Strummer largely disowned the album,[51] although he did profess that "I really like 'This is England' [and album track] 'North and South' is a vibe."[12] Other songs played on the tour remain unreleased to this day, including "Jericho" and "Glue Zombie". The Clash effectively disbanded in early 1986.[42]
.After the breakup, Strummer contacted Jones in an effort to reform The Clash.^ The Clash was formed in the ghettoes of London in June 1976, when Strummer and Jones met in a London dole queue.
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^ Clash ideology was summed up by Joe Strummer, who with Jones led the Clash, as "Death to the bosses!
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^ The unique story of THE CLASH by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon .
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.Jones, however, had already formed a new band, Big Audio Dynamite (B.A.D.), that had released its debut late in 1985. The two did work together on their respective 1986 projects.^ Mick Jones formed a new band, Big Audio Dynamite, which released five albums of rap-influenced dance music.
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^ Keeping in mind that these are low-fidelity recordings mainly consisting of the band working out new songs, this is very enjoyable stuff.
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^ While the band mixes complex songs together seemlessly, they also strive when working with a limited pallette of sounds.

.Jones helped out with the two songs Strummer wrote and performed for the Sid and Nancy soundtrack.^ Have a look at two exclusive clips of Mick Jones and Chimes sharing their experiences with Strummer, and then check out the accompanying soundtrack to the film, which includes a rare live version of 'In the Pouring Rain.'
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^ Unfortunately, right near the end, lead vocalist Joe Strummer tossed out guitarist Mick Jones and transformed the band into a rancid (get it?
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^ Strummer's vocals are absolutely key to the song's effectiveness: his singing is restrained, beautiful, and incredibly sad, and he helps turn the track into a classic as you listen.
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Strummer, in turn, cowrote a number of the tracks on the second B.A.D. album, No. 10, Upping St., which he also coproduced.[12] With Jones committed to B.A.D., Strummer moved on to various solo projects and screen acting work. .Simonon formed a band called Havana 3am.^ Paul Simonon briefly led the band Havana 3 A.M. and soon return to his preferred art form, painting.
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.Headon recorded a solo album, before once again spiraling into drug abuse.^ I believe that Jones also had a pretty bad coke habit at this point too, and Headon's heroin abuse was spiraling out of control.
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^ Joe Strummer left Bernie Rhodes before this album got done and the "scabs" that got hired didn't actually record it (just overdubbed guitar parts) and Simonon wasn't on it and on and on.
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^ Om’s fourth album sees a bit of a departure as long time drummer and former Sleep member, Chris Haikus, left the band before the album was recorded.

Chimes drummed with a succession of different acts.
.On 2 March 1991, a reissue of “Should I Stay or Should I Go” gave The Clash its first and only number 1 UK single.^ They had recently released the Combat Rock album, and the singles "Rock The Casbah" and "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" were enjoying mass audiences via MTV and radio airplay.
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^ Then, in 1990, the Clash had their first British number one hit.
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^ UK Release date: March 18, 1977 UK singles chart position: # 38 Features: A. White Riot B. 1977 Formats: 7” Vinyl .
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.That same year, Strummer reportedly cried when he learned that "Rock the Casbah" had been adopted as a slogan by US bomber pilots in the Gulf War.^ Prindle and I were born the same year, discovered punk rock at the same time, and have similar interests/obsessions/appreciations (e.g.
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^ The degree to which the song was seen as apolitical was underscored in 1990, in the months before the Persian Gulf War, when the U.S. military radio station in Saudi Arabia signed on for the first time playing "Rock The Casbah."
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^ How many nights have you cried yourself to sleep in absence of a hip "ska" version of "Rock the Casbah"?
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[54]

Collaborations and reunions: 1999–present

.In 1999, Strummer, Jones and Simonon cooperated in the compiling of the live album From Here to Eternity and video documentary Westway to the World.^ The Strummer/Jones combination (and even Simonon on this one) was at its finest on this album.
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^ Here's what my fourteen-year-old brother said about the live Clash album: "Dude, that's, like, one of the best albums I've ever heard."
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^ Joe Strummer left Bernie Rhodes before this album got done and the "scabs" that got hired didn't actually record it (just overdubbed guitar parts) and Simonon wasn't on it and on and on.
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.On 7 November 2002, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that The Clash would be inducted into the Hall the following spring.^ The Clash took on every single form of rock n roll and spit it out better then anyone has or ever will.
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^ The Clash are the greatest rock n roll band ever and London Calling proves it.
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^ Talking about The CLASH I believe Complete Control is THE greatest ROCK AND ROLL Song ever recorded!
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[55] .On 15 November, Jones and Strummer shared the stage, performing three Clash songs during a London benefit show by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.^ All three of the other great bands in Strummer's life are also represented: the pre-Clash 101'ers, the post-Clash Latino Rockabilly War, and his final band the Mescaleros.
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^ The surviving members of THE CLASH have worked together with the full cooperation of Joe Strummer's estate to create this unique collection.
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^ I think Joe Strummer's lyrics are overrated - more whiny and paranoid than brilliant - but his gruff, sneering voice gives these songs a lot of their passion.
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[49] .Strummer, Jones and Headon wanted to play a reunion show to coincide with their induction into the Hall.^ "White Riot" was inspired by riots in London's black ghettos, and Strummer and Jones were envious: "I want a riot of me own!"
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^ Unfortunately, right near the end, lead vocalist Joe Strummer tossed out guitarist Mick Jones and transformed the band into a rancid (get it?
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^ The unique story of THE CLASH by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon .
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.Simonon, however, did not want to participate because he believed that playing at the high-priced event would not have been in the spirit of The Clash.^ I did it because it was an event.
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^ CBS objected strongly to both the oversized albums and the low prices, and Paul Simonon believed that CBS refused to promote Sandinista!
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^ The U.S. strategy should defiantly avoid turning this into a clash between Christianity and Islam because this would play directly into al Qaeda’s strategy and is not true.
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In the event, Strummer's sudden death from a congenital heart defect on 22 December 2002 ended any possibility of a full reunion. .In March 2003, the Hall of Fame induction took place; the band members inducted were Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Chimes and Headon.^ Unfortunately, right near the end, lead vocalist Joe Strummer tossed out guitarist Mick Jones and transformed the band into a rancid (get it?
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^ Tensions within the band hampered the Strummer/Jones songwriting partnership which was responsible for the bulk of the band's songs.
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^ Everything changed since October 2003, and more exactly, when the European Social Forum (ESF) of Saint-Denis took place.
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[49]
.In early 2008, Carbon/Silicon, the new band founded by Mick Jones and his former London SS bandmate Tony James, entered into a six-week residency at London's Inn on the Green.^ Or, at least, could be when Mick Jones was in the band.
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^ Unfortunately, right near the end, lead vocalist Joe Strummer tossed out guitarist Mick Jones and transformed the band into a rancid (get it?
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^ The success fueled Mick Jones' ambitions for stardom, but "Train In Vain" did not represent the band's politics, to Joe Strummer's great frustration.
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.On opening night, 11 January, Headon joined the band for The Clash's "Train in Vain". An encore followed with Headon playing drums on "Should I Stay or Should I Go". This was the first time since 1982 that Headon and Jones had performed together on stage.^ Train In vain 11.
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^ With a vacant drum stool for the first time in five years, The Clash re-recruited original drummer Terry Chimes to join them on tours in support of Combat Rock ; a tour which included American support slots for The Who 's first farewell tour in the second half of the year.
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^ Directed by Don Letts, the film combines old footage from the band's personal collection filmed in 1982 when The Clash went to New York with new interviews conducted for the film by Mal Peachey of members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer and other people associated with the group.
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[56]
.2010 saw Siminon and Jones featured on the title track of the Gorillaz album Plastic Beach.^ Fucked Up - Couple Tracks (Matador) "Triumph of Life" from Fucked Up's 2010 album Couple Tracks Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip.

^ Mick Jones did all the mixes for the planned double album, which was to be titled "Rat Patrol at Fort Bragg."
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^ Are they KIDDING?" and only thought that the wonderful title track was the albums standout song, but its much better than I initially thought.
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.This reunion marked the first time the performers had worked together professionally in over twenty years.^ The Beatles were the first band to perform at the venue in 1965 and the success of that concert proved for the first time that stadiums could hold shows on such a large scale.
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^ On the other hand, it could work as a nice refresher course in what took place in recent years, since years do have a habit of blending together.
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^ According to Reid’s work, the average U.S. patient visits a doctor about 5.5 times per year.
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Siminon had earlier been featured in Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn's most recent project, The Good, the Bad, and the Queen in 2007.[57]

Politics

.The band's music was often charged by a leftist political ideology.^ The other noteworthy non-musical element to the band was their left-leaning politics which were rephrased and sharpened throughout their career.
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[58] Joe Strummer, in particular, was a committed leftist. .The Clash are credited with pioneering the advocacy of radical politics in punk rock, and were famously dubbed the "Thinking Man's Yobs" by NME.^ The Clash's vision was broad enough that over a decade later, unlike most political rock, their work is still relevant.
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^ Punk rock took on the social and political conditions in late `70's Britain with a vengeance.
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^ Combat Rock are credited to The Clash.  All lyrics cited in this paper are as printed on lyric sheets included in Clash albums.
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[59] .Like many early punk bands, The Clash protested against monarchy and aristocracy.^ From 1977 to 1983, the British rock group the Clash was considered the best band in the world by many rock critics, and had a loyal and passionate cadre of fans.
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^ (Truth be told, it _does_ make a pleasant change from heavy punk like "Clash City Rockers"....
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^ Woopwj@kes.bham.sch.uk (Will Wood) Although I was not alive at the time of The Clash I am proud to say they are the greatest punk rock and for that the greatest band ever!
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However, unlike many of their peers, The Clash rejected nihilism.[33] .Instead, they found solidarity with a number of contemporary liberation movements and were involved with such groups as the Anti-Nazi League.^ Some of the group's early comments drew criticism from those that felt they supported left wing terrorist organisations, such as the Red Army Faction.
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^ He attributed such anti-Semitism to the approach of the alterglobalist movement towards the Muslims organizations.
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^ Such movements are found in Western Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as in Islam.
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.In April 1978, The Clash headlined the Rock Against Racism concert in London's Victoria Park for 80,000 people;[32] Strummer wore a T-shirt identifying two violent left-wing groups: the words "Brigade Rosse"—Italy's Red Brigades—appeared alongside the insignia of the Red Army Faction—West Germany's Baader-Meinhof Gang.^ London's Burning (London Victoria Park ‘78) 9.
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^ After Combat Rock, Strummer became even more frustrated at the Clash's failure to get its message across.
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ From 1977 to 1983, the British rock group the Clash was considered the best band in the world by many rock critics, and had a loyal and passionate cadre of fans.
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[60][61]
.Their politics were made explicit in the lyrics of such early recordings as "White Riot", which encouraged disaffected white youths to become politically active like their black counterparts; "Career Opportunities", which addressed the alienation of low-paid, routinised jobs and discontent over the lack of alternatives; and "London's Burning", about the bleakness and boredom of life in the inner city.^ The album is considered a prime example of the punk genre (especially the first British outbreak), with its songs about themes such as youth unemployment ("Career Opportunities"), the influence of American culture ("I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.") and complacency towards politics ("White Riot").
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^ In the 1960's, musicians such as Bob Dylan and the Beatles made powerful and often intentional contributions to the era's politics.
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^ It's not as good as some of the other tracks, most notably "White Riot" and "Career Opportunities" IMO, but it's decent.
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[42] .Artist Caroline Coon, who was associated with the punk scene, argued that "[t]hose tough, militaristic songs were what we needed as we went into Thatcherism".[62] The scope of the band's political interests widened on later recordings.^ What was going on is that a bunch of old people were being forced to sit through depressing performances of songs they'd never heard by an opening band they had no interest in.
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^ Black Market Clash Combat Rock Super Black Market Clash Live At Shea Stadium Cut The Crap From Here To Eternity T he Clash are considered to be one of the finest punk rock bands of all time, which is awfully interesting considering that they only recorded one punk rock record.
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^ Paul's bass build up and guide the song into a real punk frenzy!
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.The title of Sandinista! celebrated the left-wing rebels who had recently overthrown Nicaraguan despot Anastasio Somoza Debayle, and the album was filled with songs driven by other political issues extending far beyond British shores: "Washington Bullets" addressed covert military operations around the globe, while the "The Call-Up" was a meditation on US draft policies.^ PAUL SIMONON: ‘I wanted to be Peter Townshend, the bloke who throws his arms around and jumps up and down.’ .
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^ Carl.Hamre@house.mn The Call Up is a great song.
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^ I must say that London Calling and The Clash (Self titled) are quite a bit better, but this still ranks right up there with Sandinista and Give 'em Enough Rope .
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[63] Combat Rock's "Straight to Hell" is described by scholars Simon Reynolds and Joy Press as an "around-the-world-at-war-in-five-verses guided tour of hell-zones where boy-soldiers had languished."[64]
.The band's political sentiments were reflected in their resistance to the music industry's usual profit motivations; even at their peak, tickets to shows and souvenirs were reasonably priced.^ The other noteworthy non-musical element to the band was their left-leaning politics which were rephrased and sharpened throughout their career.
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^ The British musical press, which resembles American supermarket tabloids in being notoriously fickle, lashed out at the band's "reckless" politics.
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ And as this early bootleg shows, they didn't even start off as a punk band!
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[33] The group insisted that CBS sell their double and triple album sets London Calling and Sandinista! for the price of a single album each (then £5), succeeding with the former and compromising with the latter by agreeing to sell it for £5.99 and forfeit all their performance royalties on its first 200,000 sales.[32][65] These "VFM" (value for money) principles meant that they were constantly in debt to CBS, and only started to break even around 1982.[1]

Legacy and influence

.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash number 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.^ The Clash truely are the greatest band of all time.
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^ Granted, it has its share of irritating numbers, but best tunes are catchy, funny, angry, and cool all at the same time.
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^ Woopwj@kes.bham.sch.uk (Will Wood) Although I was not alive at the time of The Clash I am proud to say they are the greatest punk rock and for that the greatest band ever!
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[3] .According to The Times, The Clash's debut, alongside Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, is "punk's definitive statement" and London Calling "remains one of the most influential rock albums".[61] In Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, London Calling ranked number 8, the highest entry by a punk band.^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ We all recall the grenade rolling incident at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, in March 2003.
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^ And finally, for all of you who are so scandalized by this statement: "The actual sinking of the Titanic took only four hours; the movie is easily three times that long."
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.The Clash was number 77 and Sandinista! was number 404.[66] In the magazine's 2004 list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, "London Calling" ranked number 15, again the highest for any song by a punk band.^ The most overrated band of all time.
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^ London Calling had it all.
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^ "The Clash called their 1981 album Sandinista!
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

.Four other Clash songs made the list: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" (228), "Train In Vain" (292), "Complete Control" (361), and "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" (430).^ "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ Should I Stay or Should I Go .
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^ There are some really nice songs: "Spanish Bombs," "Lost In The Supermarket," "Train In Vain," "The Card Cheat" - especially that last one.
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[67] ."London Calling" ranked number 48 in the magazine's 2008 list of the 100 greatest guitar songs of all time.^ London Calling had it all.
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^ London Calling is hands down the greatest album that will ever be recorded, period!
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^ Most songwriting credits through the London Calling album are Strummer-Jones; songs from Sandinista!
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[68]
.In John Robb's description, The Clash's debut established the "blueprint for the sound and the soul of what punk rock would be about....^ You obviously overlooked the fact that the Clash was transitioning out of the pure "punk" sound , while also expanding it's scope of reference to include global concerns.
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^ (James L. Tichenor) AMerican debut of the clash is their only punk record- thanks for pointing that out mark- i hate it when ppl call London Calling the best punk album.
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^ Woopwj@kes.bham.sch.uk (Will Wood) Although I was not alive at the time of The Clash I am proud to say they are the greatest punk rock and for that the greatest band ever!
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The Clash were utterly inspirational, utterly positive, and they offered a million possibilities."[69] Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, the first major punk band from Northern Ireland, explained the record's impact:
[T]he big watershed was .The Clash album—that was go out, cut your hair, stop mucking about time, y'know.^ Stop wasting your time in dialog with them.
  • The Clash of Civilizations Doesn't Exist... Yet | World | AlterNet 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Given your experience, one half suspects they cut out the bit when he said it was a ludicrous conception.
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^ If you don't know what your talking about research it then post.
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.Up to that point we'd still been singing about bowling down California highways.^ Jim: Even down to food lying about to heal you up.
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I mean, it meant nothing to me. .Although The Damned and the Pistols were great, they were only exciting musically; lyrically, I couldn't really make out a lot if it....^ They’ve got a whole world worked out here, and we’ve only seen part of it.
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^ It is good for people to know this, and to see this history, to realize the mistakes that people make, in order that they are not made again.
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^ First, differences among civilizations are not only real; they are basic.
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[T]o realise that [The .Clash] were actually singing about their own lives in West London was like a bolt out of the blue.^ (James L. Tichenor) AMerican debut of the clash is their only punk record- thanks for pointing that out mark- i hate it when ppl call London Calling the best punk album.
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^ The writers instead needed to create a fake love story for people care about, rather than going into the story of the actual people who had actual lives and actual people that cared about them.
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^ Going To The Disco: Live At The Roundhouse, London 5.9.1976 - Bootleg I like The Clash - in fact, I downright love a few of their albums - but what kind of a dumbass do you have to be to say "The Clash were the best punk rock band ever"?
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[70]
.The Clash also inspired many musicians who were only loosely associated, if at all, with punk.^ And finally, for all of you who are so scandalized by this statement: "The actual sinking of the Titanic took only four hours; the movie is easily three times that long."
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^ It's just that the declaration "The Clash were the best punk band ever" - or alternately, "The Clash were the only good punk band ever" - is completely ignorant, yet it's somehow still being plastered all over message boards by people who are afraid of aggressive music yet consider themselves experts on the punk genre.
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^ Black Market Clash Combat Rock Super Black Market Clash Live At Shea Stadium Cut The Crap From Here To Eternity T he Clash are considered to be one of the finest punk rock bands of all time, which is awfully interesting considering that they only recorded one punk rock record.
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.The band's embrace of ska, reggae and England's Jamaican subculture helped provide the impetus for the 2 Tone movement that emerged amid the fallout of the punk explosion.^ You can call them a great rock 'n roll band, but their experiments into reggae, rap, dance, disco and ska make them so much more.
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[71] .Other musicians who began performing while The Clash were active and acknowledged their debt to the band include Billy Bragg and Aztec Camera.^ The Clash's legacy lives on in the work of musicians like U2, Billy Bragg, Midnight Oil, Living Colour and Public Enemy, all of whom combine passion, anger, lyricism and political commitment.
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ His heroin problem has become too much for the rest of the band, and he was fired and replaced by Terry Chimes, who had briefly been in the band in 1977 (on The Clash, he is billed as "Tory Crimes").
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ As an active band from 1977 to 1983, the Clash had more British chart records (17) without ever reaching the top ten than any other act in chart history.
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[72] U2's The Edge has compared The Clash's inspirational effect to that of the Ramones—both gave young rock musicians at large the "sense that the door of possibility had swung open."[73] He wrote, "The Clash, more than any other group, kick-started a thousand garage bands across Ireland and the U.K.... [S]eeing them perform was a life-changing experience."[3] .Bono has described The Clash as "the greatest rock band.^ The Clash are the greatest rock n roll band ever and London Calling proves it.
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^ Woopwj@kes.bham.sch.uk (Will Wood) Although I was not alive at the time of The Clash I am proud to say they are the greatest punk rock and for that the greatest band ever!
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^ The Clash recorded one punk album - ONE. And yes it's great, but dozens of bands have stuck to punk rock and created discographies that far eclipse the Clash's single achievement in the genre.
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They wrote the rule book for U2."[74]
.In later years, The Clash's influence can be heard in American political punk bands such as Rancid, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion and NOFX, as well as in the political hard rock of early Manic Street Preachers.^ I'm even in a punk revival band now twenty years later, and though my hair is long now, and I'm packing 185 lbs, I was only 145 painfully scrawney lbs then when I wore my hair short and spikey.
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^ The band also performed at April's 'Rock Against Racism' gig in Victoria Park; a festival in support of the Anti-Nazi League.
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^ Judging by the cover art and the fact that The Clash were a "punk" band, I expected something heavy.
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[75] California's Rancid, in particular, are known as "incurable Clash zealots".[76] The title track of the band's album Indestructible proclaims, "I'll keep listening to that great Joe Strummer!"[77] The Clash's involvement with Jamaican musical and production styles has inspired similar cross-cultural efforts by bands such as Bad Brains, Massive Attack, Sublime and No Doubt.[78] .They are credited with laying the groundwork for LCD Soundsystem's "punk-funk".[79] Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers ranked London Calling above the work of his father, Bob Dylan, as the record that “changed his life”.^ This record changed my life.
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^ Clash record (I've heard the debut and London Calling too often).
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^ London Calling is hands down the greatest album that will ever be recorded, period!
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[61] .Bands identified with the garage rock revival of the late 1990s and 2000s such as Sweden's The Hives, Australia's The Vines and America's The White Stripes and The Strokes evidence The Clash's influence.^ Woopwj@kes.bham.sch.uk (Will Wood) Although I was not alive at the time of The Clash I am proud to say they are the greatest punk rock and for that the greatest band ever!
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^ The Clash recorded one punk album - ONE. And yes it's great, but dozens of bands have stuck to punk rock and created discographies that far eclipse the Clash's single achievement in the genre.
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^ The Clash was first and was released in two versions between the U.S. and U.K., London Calling was the band's third album, while Combat Rock was their fifth.
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[80] .Among the many latter-day British acts identified as having been inspired by The Clash are Babyshambles, The Futureheads, The Charlatans and The Arctic Monkeys.^ The Clash formed in London, England in 1976 as part of the punk movement that was inspired by New York acts as the Ramones and the New York Dolls .
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^ From 1977 to 1983, the British rock group the Clash was considered the best band in the world by many rock critics, and had a loyal and passionate cadre of fans.
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ As an active band from 1977 to 1983, the Clash had more British chart records (17) without ever reaching the top ten than any other act in chart history.
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[79] Before M.I.A. had an international hit in 2008 with "Paper Planes", which is built around a sample from "Straight to Hell", she referenced "London Calling" on 2003's "Galang".[79] A cover of "Guns of Brixton" by German punk band Die Toten Hosen was released as a single in 2006.
The band has also had a notable impact on music in the Spanish-speaking world. .In 1997, a Clash tribute album featuring performances by Buenos Aires punk bands was released.^ Coming this fall--the Clash tribute album!
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^ Various Clash retrospective compilations have been released over the years, as well as an album of various live performances ( From Here to Eternity ) and a well-received documentary about the band's career ( Westway to the World ).
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^ After the release of the first album, Terry Chimes left the band on good terms, leaving the band to audition various candidates for their upcoming tour.
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[81] .Many rock en español bands such as Todos Tus Muertos, Café Tacuba, Maldita Vecindad, Tijuana No and Attaque 77 are indebted to The Clash.^ Considering that the music is performed by what many consider to be the best rock band in the world, here is a true bargain."
  • Turning Rebellion Into Money: The Story of the Clash 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC jdeeth.home.mchsi.com [Source type: General]

^ The Clash are the greatest rock n roll band ever and London Calling proves it.
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^ Combat Rock continued the Clash's experimentation with music genres, but is considered by some to be a 'commercial album' compared to the band's previous material.
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[82] .Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs covered "Revolution Rock" and "The Guns of Brixton", both from London Calling, and invited Mick Jones to sing on their "Mal Bicho".[83] The Clash's influence is similarly reflected in Paris-founded Mano Negra's politicised lyrics and fusion of musical styles.^ Profile: London punk group with wider musical horizons than most, who championed and recorded dub alongside a variety of other styles.
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^ The Clash Live Revolution Rock’ features a host of rare and previously unreleased live performances and interviews.
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^ The unique story of THE CLASH by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon .
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Members

1976
1976
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Terry Chimes – drums, percussion
1976
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Rob Harper – drums, percussion
1977
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Terry Chimes – drums, percussion
1977-1982
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Topper Headon – drums, percussion
1982–1983
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Terry Chimes – drums, percussion
1983
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Howard – drums, percussion
1983-1986
  • Joe Strummer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Nick Sheppard – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Vince White – lead guitar
  • Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Howard – drums, percussion

Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

See also

Sources

  • Buckley, Peter, ed. (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock (3d ed.). London: Rough Guides. ISBN 1843531054. OCLC 223842562. 
  • Campo, Alberto (1998). Clash. Florence, Italy: Giunti Editore. ISBN 8809215095. OCLC 8809215095. 
  • D'Ambrosio, Antonino (2004). .Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer (1st ed.^ Fierce, politically engaged music with just a hint of Reggae peeking through the Punk Rock anthems.
    • Clash The Clash Albums, CDs, Vinyl Records and LPs 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC www.musicstack.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Killybay@aol.com The day Joe strummer got his rotten teeth fixed was the day punk died.
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    ^ STRUMMER MAKES UP FOR IT. HE's got the best voice in punk rock.
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    ). New York: Nation Books. ISBN 1560256257. OCLC 56988650.
     
  • Eddy, Chuck (1997). .The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll: A Misguided Tour through Popular Music.^ Strummer thought he could change the world through rock and roll?
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    ^ But then again, you almost started to believe that Strummer really thought he could change the world through rock n'roll, which was the true beauty of it all.
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    New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306807416. OCLC 35919230.
     
  • Gilbert, Pat (2005 [2004]). Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of The Clash (4th ed.). London: Aurum Press. ISBN 1845131134. OCLC 61177239. 
  • Gray, Marcus (2005 [1995]). .The Clash: Return of the Last Gang in Town (5th revised ed.^ Mark did name some of the highlights, but what about 'Last Gang In Town'?
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    ^ However, "safe european home" and "last gang in town" are among there best songs ever.
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    ^ I really like "Julie's in The Drug Squad" and "Last Gang In Town" which are classic Clash tunes!
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    ). London: Helter Skelter. ISBN 1905139101. OCLC 60668626.
     
  • Reynolds, Simon, and Joy Press (1996). .The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'n' Roll.^ Temple set the project aside to work on the Sex Pistols, resulting in The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980), one of the definitive accounts of the era.
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    Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 067480273X. OCLC 30971390.
     
  • Robb, John (2006). Punk Rock: An Oral History (4th ed.). London: Ebury Press. ISBN 0091905117. OCLC 0091924677. 
  • Savage, Jon (1992). England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and Beyond (US ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312087748. OCLC 318418456. 
  • Strongman, Phil (2008). Pretty Vacant: A History of UK Punk. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556527527. OCLC 173299117. 
  • Topping, Keith (2004 [2003]). The Complete Clash (2d ed.). Richmond: Reynolds & Hearn. ISBN 1903111706. OCLC 63129186. 

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  2. ^ "Strummer's lasting culture Clash" (STM). Entertainment. BBC News World Edition. 2002-12-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2600955.stm. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Clash by The Edge". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. 2004-04-15. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939230/30_the_clash. 
  4. ^ Robb (2006), pp. 130–132.
  5. ^ a b Gray (2005), p. 72.
  6. ^ Gray (2005), p. 56.
  7. ^ Robb (2006), p. 151.
  8. ^ a b Rowley, Scott (October 1999). "Paul Simonon's first ever bass interview". Bassist Magazine (London) (10). 
  9. ^ Gray (2005), p. 79.
  10. ^ a b Strongman (2008), p. 103.
  11. ^ Robb (2006), pp. 192, 193.
  12. ^ a b c d "Interview - Record Collector (2000)". joestrummer.us. http://www.joestrummer.us/rc00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  13. ^ Gray (2005), p. 127. In Jones's version of the story, Strummer was originally given 24 hours to make up his mind, and Rhodes called after just eight (Robb [2006], p. 194).
  14. ^ a b MTV Rockumentary. Interviewer: Unknown; Presenter: Kurt Loder. MTV, London, England. Transcript.
  15. ^ Topping (2004), p. 12.
  16. ^ Gray (2005), p. 143. Loder, Kurt (2003-03-13). "The Clash: Ducking Bottles, Asking Questions". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1470448/20030310/clash.jhtml. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  17. ^ Robb (2006), p. 196.
  18. ^ a b c Gray (2005), p. 144.
  19. ^ Robb (2006), p. 326.
  20. ^ Savage (1992), p. 232. Jones's later take on the matter: "Bernie had a hand in everything. Not the lyrics—he didn't help with the lyrics. He didn't tell us not to write love songs, as the myth goes—that's kind of simplified version of it. He told us to write what we knew about" (Robb [2006], p. 197).
  21. ^ Robb (2006), pp. 195–197.
  22. ^ Strongman (2008), p. 133.
  23. ^ Robb (2006), pp. 212–215.
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Further reading

  • Clash, The (2008). .The Clash: Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Headon.^ Headon, Jones, Simonon, Strummer .
    • The Clash Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Clash [1], Strummer, Jones .
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    ^ The Strummer/Jones combination (and even Simonon on this one) was at its finest on this album.
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    London: Atlantic Books. ISBN 1843547880. OCLC 236120343.
     
  • Green, Johnny, and Garry Barker (2003 [1997]). A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with The Clash (3rd ed.). London: Orion. ISBN 0752858432. OCLC 52990890. 
  • Gruen, Bob, and Chris Salewicz (2004 [2001]). The Clash (3rd ed.). London: Omnibus. ISBN 1903399343. OCLC 69241279. 
  • Kaye, Lenny, Lester Bangs, and Kosmo Vinyl (2000 [1991]). Clash on Broadway (2nd ed.). New York: Sony Music. OCLC 54426634. 
  • Lowry, Ray (2007). The Clash. Warwick: Angry Penguin. ISBN 1906283362. OCLC 165412921. 
  • Miles, Barry (1981). The Clash. London and New York: Omnibus Press. OCLC 7676911. 
  • Needs, Kris (2005). .Joe Strummer and the Legend of the Clash.^ The overwhelmingly negative reception to the album caused Joe Strummer to disown the album, with just one song (" This Is England ") appearing on any Clash retrospective albums.
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    London: Plexus. ISBN 085965348X. OCLC 53155325.
     
  • Quantick, David (2000). The Clash. Kill Your Idols. London: Unanimous. ISBN 1903318033. OCLC 59417418. 
  • Smith, Pennie (1980). The Clash: Before and After. Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 0316801690. OCLC 8034340. 
  • Tobler, John, and Barry Miles (1983). The Clash. .London and New York: Omnibus.^ The Clash formed in London, England in 1976 as part of the punk movement that was inspired by New York acts as the Ramones and the New York Dolls .
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    ^ New York and London throughout 1980.
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    ^ FDR speaks of monopolists at cartel centers of New York & London that own the U.S. Government.
    • The Clash of Civilizations Doesn't Exist... Yet | World | AlterNet 1 February 2010 4:17 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0711902887. OCLC 21335564.
     

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The Clash were an English punk band. The band was formed in London in 1976. The group was one of the most popular punk bands in England in the mid-1970's. Lead singer Joe Strummer died in December of 2002. The Clash has been an influence to many other bands.

Members

Discography

  1. The Clash - (April 8, 1977) #12 UK, #126 U.S.[1] [2]
  2. Give 'Em Enough Rope - (November 10, 1978) #2 UK, #128 U.S.
  3. London Calling (2LP) - (December 14, 1979) #9 UK, #27 U.S.
  4. Sandinista! (3LP) - (December 12, 1980) #19 UK, #24 U.S.
  5. Combat Rock - (May 14, 1982) #2 UK, #7 U.S.
  6. Cut The Crap - (November 4, 1985)



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