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kcar
Posted: Jun 25, 2017 1:38
 

 DragonSixGolf wrote:
This is the worst song i have ever heard. I'm not even joking a little.

 
fucking awful, innit?
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 19:35
 

Who needs the letter R?

Bard
Bad. 
Skydog
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 13:07
 

 profoundpronoun wrote:
I had always heard that the Clash was a "hard rocking Britt band" that helped to inspire modern punk. Sorry, but I don't hear it from this track at least :)

 
I think this was inspired by The Beatles "You Know My Name, Look Up The Number" {#Ask}
DragonSixGolf
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 13:07
 

This is the worst song i have ever heard. I'm not even joking a little.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 22:04
 

 profoundpronoun wrote:
I had always heard that the Clash was a "hard rocking Britt band" that helped to inspire modern punk. Sorry, but I don't hear it from this track at least :)

 
When this album came out (1979), the punk movement was already waning (or at least diversifying/evolving into sub-genres such as "new wave"), and most would agree that this can't really be considered a punk album, nor do I think it was intended to be, by those Clash guys.
profoundpronoun
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 6:35
 

I had always heard that the Clash was a "hard rocking Britt band" that helped to inspire modern punk. Sorry, but I don't hear it from this track at least :)
djd49
(Vancouver B.C.)
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 21:54
 

 Fiji5555 wrote:
Wow such vocals..............sarcasm. {#Confused}

 

MegaBuddix55
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 19:22
 

 Shimmer wrote:
I've heard a lot of The Clash over the years, but I've never understood how they got categorized as a "punk" band. Do they have any actual punk songs?

 
Shimmer,
Try listening to their first album, “The Clash,” especially White Riot and Career Opportunities. These songs are fast and chaotic sounding and reflect the earlier 1976-1977 pure punk sound. Like most bands that stayed together for a while, their sound evolved as they became more proficient with their instruments and were able to write and perform increasingly varied and complex music. You are definitely correct when you point out that many of their later songs do not really meet the classic criteria for a punk rock. I also might add, that like many bands of that era, (Ramones and the Go-Gos immediately come to mind) their live concerts featured a sound that was markedly louder, rawer and faster then their studio recordings. Shedding that initial garage band sound did allow them to broaden their appeal to a much wider audience, and while I personally prefer the older, snarling, take no prisoners attitude, they still made some great records in their later years.
Fiji5555
(Over The River And Through The Woods)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 16:07
 

Wow such vocals..............sarcasm. {#Confused}
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Dec 30, 2014 8:58
 

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Sure, but they were better musicians than a lot of their contemporaries, and tended to write poppier songs, even with titles like "Drug-stabbing Time" or "White Riot."
 
 

 
Nice post. Scott!  I actually saw them play "White Riot" live in St. Paul in 1979 with a couple hundred other people in a friggin' hockey arena.  David Johansen and The Undertones were also on the bill.  GOOD TIMES!

Those early Clash songs had an element of mayhem which always worked for me.

Two observations:

1) I love a song that's under 2 minutes (White Riot) and still includes a guitar solo

2) I also liked Joe's overall look better BEFORE he got his teeth fixed...it screamed "WE'RE A GARAGE BAND, WE COME FROM GARAGELAND"!

 

 

 


ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Dec 30, 2014 8:22
 

 Shimmer wrote:
I've heard a lot of The Clash over the years, but I've never understood how they got categorized as a "punk" band. Do they have any actual punk songs?

 
Sure, but they were better musicians than a lot of their contemporaries, and tended to write poppier songs, even with titles like "Drug-stabbing Time" or "White Riot."
 
 
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 18:49
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Invigoratingly different! Makes me crave hearing the even better The Right Profile; "--He sure looks funny/'at's Montgomery CLIFT, honey!"

 
Because of that song, I watched a few Montgomery Clift movies a couple years ago.  So far, I've taken in From Here to Eternity, A Place in the Sun, and Red River.  They've all been on the "plus side" to varying degrees.
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: May 25, 2014 10:34
 

Invigoratingly different! Makes me crave hearing the even better The Right Profile; "--He sure looks funny/'at's Montgomery CLIFT, honey!"
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 18:00
 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes and Yes to the previous 7 posts, you are each genious' top of the line Rockers!!!! Fuckin Clash does it spot on!
Need to say I do love my Brother Jimmy, Peace Beautiful People  
Stranglersfan
(Revelstoke, B.C.)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 17:54
 

 anok wrote:
Most certainly they are "PUNK", but like any other great musical talents/musicians/bands, they evolve, they appreciated the variety of music that was out there. check out their earlier work.   neuticle wrote:
  In My mind ( scary place that it is) they were almost the ultimate "Punk" band...not limited to any one musical style. Punk to me was about being open minded, not a musical genre

 
Shimmer wrote:
I've heard a lot of The Clash over the years, but I've never understood how they got categorized as a "punk" band. Do they have any actual punk songs?
 
 

Indeed, listen to their first 3 albums, the ones preceding London Calling. Don't forget that PUNK is an attitude, not necessarily hard fast 3 chord rock and roll.

 


LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 17:50
 

Nevermind the bollocks! Play some Sex Pistols.
richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:06
 

 dogdokken wrote:

Great is an understatement for London Calling. You have to read some pretentious 95+ point wine reviews for proper descriptions for this "enticingly layered and focused masterpiece, it's velvety rich texture is both nuanced and pronounced mouth feel, a chocolate silky finish provides the palette with a euphoric experience"

 
It's music, I doubt that's what the clash were going for and would laugh their bollocks off at you for talking such shit. shut it and listen.
dogdokken
(los angeles, ca)
Posted: May 11, 2013 9:10
 

 Lazarus wrote:

very cool...  from a GREAT album...
 
 
Great is an understatement for London Calling. You have to read some pretentious 95+ point wine reviews for proper descriptions for this "enticingly layered and focused masterpiece, it's velvety rich texture is both nuanced and pronounced mouth feel, a chocolate silky finish provides the palette with a euphoric experience"
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 09, 2013 17:11
 


very cool...  from a GREAT album...
 
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 16:22
 

At the height of their popularity, they demonstrated that they were as adaptive and perhaps as inventive as some of the great ones—the Beatles come to mind.