"The Clash" became what they wanted to replace?

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MULLY wrote:
Bobinblack wrote:Cheers for clarifying. There is a new flick out, apparently a biopic. Sorry but I can't be arsed searching for it :P
Think it's called London - about a young fan being introduced to Punk and specifically The Clash
Yeah it must be that one thanks, different cover image though (this one looks pretty decent).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1724597/
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Bobinblack wrote:
MULLY wrote:
Bobinblack wrote:Cheers for clarifying. There is a new flick out, apparently a biopic. Sorry but I can't be arsed searching for it :P
Think it's called London - about a young fan being introduced to Punk and specifically The Clash
Yeah it must be that one thanks, different cover image though (this one looks pretty decent).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1724597/
I might give that one a go .
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Achingly right on, and like so much achingly right on stuff, shallow and false.
Nah, a few decent songs but overrated by far.
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The Clash were a classic band IMHO. Yeah, they had plenty of dodgy moments but overall a great band, especially live.
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Greatkudu wrote: :lol: But I am glad The Stranglers again with all their flawes never

totally sold out and became what The Clash became with the Cowboy hats and boots.
You never seen the 'Big In America' video I take it?
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ThruBeingCool wrote:
Greatkudu wrote: :lol: But I am glad The Stranglers again with all their flawes never

totally sold out and became what The Clash became with the Cowboy hats and boots.
You never seen the 'Big In America' video I take it?
I think Big In America was a piss take - good song really but apparently a pisstake of America etc , mind you later on they tried to sell out to USA but failed(10) .To me the difference was - listen to Rattus , listen to Dreamtime - there is always an element of the Stranglers sound there .....something there you just know its The Stranglers ( probably Hugh's voice or the keyboards) whereas listen to The Clash ( first album ) then Sandanista - you wouldn't even know it was the same people .The Clash did what they did , some people accept that and fair enough .....I liked the first 2 albums but couldn't stick them from London Calling onwards but its just about what sort of music you like - I don't like that South American/Spanish dance type stuff The Clash got into , that's just me though .
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If you think about it,what's the difference between The Clash dressing up as cowboys,sporting slicked back hair and rocking mohawks and The Stranglers changing their dress sense to black from let's say green boiler suits.I'd say none.It's all about image.What I will say though is what I thought was cool in the 80s I now cringe at today.
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My 4 overrated acts of all time

(1) Rolling Stones
(2) The Clash
(3) Primal Scream
(4) Calvin Harris

Every so often I play London Calling (the album) , and I just do not get it.
To have this mish mash of a record overshadowing The Raven is a victory for hype over substance.
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Why are the Ramones so lauded, i just don't get it. To me their music sounds really weak and without any inventiveness whatsoever. :?
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Inexplicably popular bands through Boody's lens:

Manic Street Preachers
Bruce Springsteen
The Jam
Oasis
Katie Melua

I could go on; these are just the acts that spring to mind right now.

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Totally agree with the musical acts, though I'm unfamiliar with the last lass. This has quickly gotten ugly, hasn't it?
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I'm sure there are plenty of people who wouldn't even rate the Stranglers nevermind consider them over-rated LOL

It's all a matter of opinion at the end of the day.
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