The Clash

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Re: The Clash

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I guess further to my comments above - The Pistols and The Clash were run pretty much by their managers ( Rhodes and McLaren ) , The Stranglers didn't have that , they were freer spirits in that sense .
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The Clash were BIG IN AMERICA. Stadium rock...
https://youtu.be/78PoG2qw9G4
Hugh didn't get that big success with The Stranglers. . JJ wasn't a friend of western boots and for him American people are strange or even ridiculous.
One main reason Hugh left the band...
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Im not sure if that was mainly their audience or The Who’s?
A bit like Wembley 1979 for the MiB?

I have always found The Clash overrated but have made the effort to listen, particularly the London Calling album.
That has it’s moments - I love Train In Vain - but in comparison to Stranglers material of the time, it’s just not my thing.
Full respect for embracing so many musical styles but it never really worked for me.

The guys at the Great albums podcast gave it a full review, tried to explain why it is so good, and god knows I tried, but ....give me The Raven any time.
To be fair, compared to ANY album , I’d still have The Raven

I would however say that a while ago Joe Strummer’s “Coma Girl” turned up on my Spotify recommended songs and I bloody love it.
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Yes Coma Girl is a great track.
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There are quite a few great songs written by The Clash, but very different to The Stranglers tracks. Both deserve respect. As many other bands. Can't say that the band XX is the best one of the world. Music is more than just one band for me. I also don't eat the same meal every day.
For those who like The Clash:
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Clash were a great band and Strummer one of the best front men there has been.

The Stranglers were different and IMHO much better.

Each to their own innit, but to call them overrated just because it's possibly trendy to wear Clash shirts is rather rich?

I bet you can guarantee though that most of those Ramones shirt wearers haven't much of a clue about the band or their output :smt003
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I love The Clash.. I've posted a few gigs on here in the past.. but never this one... one of my faves, as I love Sandinista... the songs sound much better played live! Topper Headon at his peak.

This is a lesser known Bond's Casino recording from the mixing desk... I posted a different night years ago... but I recently acquired this much better gig recently... enjoy the weekend. This for me is a perfect show for the situation.... are you working for the clampdown?

The Clash
Bond’s Casino
New York
June 8, 1981

100 mins
MP3
FLAC

1. Intro
2. London Calling
3. Safe European Home
4. The Leader
5. Train in Vain
6. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
7. This Is Radio Clash
8. Corner Soul
9. The Guns of Brixton
10. The Call Up
11. Bank Robber
12. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
13. Complete Control
14. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
15. Charlie Don't Surf
16. The Magnificent Seven
17. Broadway
18. Somebody Got Murdered
19. Police and Thieves
20. Clampdown
21. Pressure Drop
22. One More Time
23. Brand New Cadillac
24. Career Opportunities
25. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
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Lafleur wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 17:01 The Clash were BIG IN AMERICA. Stadium rock...
https://youtu.be/78PoG2qw9G4
Hugh didn't get that big success with The Stranglers. . JJ wasn't a friend of western boots and for him American people are strange or even ridiculous.
One main reason Hugh left the band...
Obviously discounting the time from '87 when JJ was riding a Harley, wearing Harley T-shirts and indeed wearing American inspired biker boots for a few years!
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dead ringer wrote: 10 Apr 2020, 22:37
Lafleur wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 17:01 The Clash were BIG IN AMERICA. Stadium rock...
https://youtu.be/78PoG2qw9G4
Hugh didn't get that big success with The Stranglers. . JJ wasn't a friend of western boots and for him American people are strange or even ridiculous.
One main reason Hugh left the band...
Obviously discounting the time from '87 when JJ was riding a Harley, wearing Harley T-shirts and indeed wearing American inspired biker boots for a few years!
Well said. Don't take all statements of JJ or Hugh too seriously. Someone asked something and you got an answer for the moment 😅.
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Dom P wrote: 10 Apr 2020, 13:27 I love The Clash.. I've posted a few gigs on here in the past.. but never this one... one of my faves, as I love Sandinista... the songs sound much better played live! Topper Headon at his peak.

This is a lesser known Bond's Casino recording from the mixing desk... I posted a different night years ago... but I recently acquired this much better gig recently... enjoy the weekend. This for me is a perfect show for the situation.... are you working for the clampdown?

The Clash
Bond’s Casino
New York
June 8, 1981

100 mins
MP3
FLAC

1. Intro
2. London Calling
3. Safe European Home
4. The Leader
5. Train in Vain
6. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
7. This Is Radio Clash
8. Corner Soul
9. The Guns of Brixton
10. The Call Up
11. Bank Robber
12. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
13. Complete Control
14. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
15. Charlie Don't Surf
16. The Magnificent Seven
17. Broadway
18. Somebody Got Murdered
19. Police and Thieves
20. Clampdown
21. Pressure Drop
22. One More Time
23. Brand New Cadillac
24. Career Opportunities
25. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
Great. Thanks Dom P(erignon?).
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Dom P wrote: 10 Apr 2020, 13:27 I love The Clash.. I've posted a few gigs on here in the past.. but never this one... one of my faves, as I love Sandinista... the songs sound much better played live! Topper Headon at his peak.

This is a lesser known Bond's Casino recording from the mixing desk... I posted a different night years ago... but I recently acquired this much better gig recently... enjoy the weekend. This for me is a perfect show for the situation.... are you working for the clampdown?

The Clash
Bond’s Casino
New York
June 8, 1981

100 mins
MP3
FLAC

1. Intro
2. London Calling
3. Safe European Home
4. The Leader
5. Train in Vain
6. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
7. This Is Radio Clash
8. Corner Soul
9. The Guns of Brixton
10. The Call Up
11. Bank Robber
12. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
13. Complete Control
14. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
15. Charlie Don't Surf
16. The Magnificent Seven
17. Broadway
18. Somebody Got Murdered
19. Police and Thieves
20. Clampdown
21. Pressure Drop
22. One More Time
23. Brand New Cadillac
24. Career Opportunities
25. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
Thanks Dom, that's brilliant.
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Re: The Clash

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Love The Clash, it was always the ‘6’ for me

Stranglers
Sex Pistols
Clash
Jam
Buzzcocks
Damned

The Stranglers won of course, they just stood out from the rest of these great bands and had a weird moustachioed keyboard player which is the main reason why they are the best. Innit, Er prob not.
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