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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
(A Mile High and then some, Hilltop, Denver)
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.
creekgirl
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 11:34
 

 Limpopoking wrote:


For maximum effect, play anything off Sandanista
 
YES!  YES!  Sandanista!!!!
Tippster
(Washington, DC)
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 11:32
 

The one song on this incredible album I cannot stand.  Ah well - I'll live.
SuzG
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 18:45
 

Brings back memories of my brother, at dusk, sitting in living room listening to this.  

Thanks for turning me on to the Clash bro! 
hencini
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 18:44
 

Great song from maybe the greatest (and most diverse) rock album of all time.  
jt1
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 7:16
 

My first thought on hearing this was 'this is The Clash???' ... clearly I've underestimated the range of their music. I'll have to investigate further.

Thanks again Bill for broadening my musical awareness.
anok
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 7:14
 

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?
 
 


Augustus
(Columbus, OH)
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 7:12
 

i'm actually going to Jimmy John's for lunch, what a coincidence {#Angel}
neuticle
(fog fog fog)
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 17:16
 


 
Papernapkin wrote:

Any idiot can destroy a guitar.
 
  Yeah, like Hendrix, Townsend, Cobain ,Page.etc..poor you

neuticle
(fog fog fog)
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 17:13
 

  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?
 


Phlegmaticman
(270 miles south of Paradise, CA)
Posted: Aug 19, 2011 16:30
 

Check out early Clash songs like "White Riot" or "Janie Jones."

 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
(Bethesda, MD)
Posted: Jul 19, 2011 7:39
 

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?
islander
(Seattle)
Posted: Apr 15, 2011 10:56
 

 ArnoDick wrote:

Haha, wow, reading your comment history is like looking at a transcript of a Statler and Waldorf review. (Except not as funny.)
 

Waldorf: Well, what did you think?
Statler: Beats sitting around watching television
islander
(Seattle)
Posted: Apr 15, 2011 10:54
 

I haven't heard this in years.... guess I need to go rip that whole CD.
jersey_birdman
Posted: Apr 15, 2011 10:53
 

AHhh YES!

{#Clap}
cirruss
(Curacao, Netherlands Antilles)
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 15:07
 

8->9
Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 23:44
 

Easily one of the best albums ever
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: May 03, 2010 13:49
 

As Joe said it:  J-A-Zed-Zed!!
jersey_birdman
Posted: Mar 31, 2010 9:38
 

Love this one....   {#Clap}


ArnoDick
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 11:58
 

 Papernapkin wrote:

Any idiot can destroy a guitar.
 
Haha, wow, reading your comment history is like looking at a transcript of a Statler and Waldorf review. (Except not as funny.)

etwilson
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 11:50
 

 SweTex wrote:

Yep, but only Mick Jones has the RIGHT to do it.

 
That picture is actually Paul Simonon smashing his bass.

DaveInVA
(In a crumbling Queen Anne mansion in Damnville, VA)
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 11:48
 

This almost has a Grateful Dead-ish feel to it. Not bad.
Limpopoking
(The Parish of St. Alfonzo)
Posted: Oct 25, 2009 2:23
 

 mikexican wrote:
Iggam nailed it... not the best song, but no matter. Play ANYTHING off London Calling and it's all good.
 

For maximum effect, play anything off Sandanista
SweTex
(Swede living in Texas)
Posted: Sep 23, 2009 14:41
 

 Papernapkin wrote:

Any idiot can destroy a guitar.
 
Yep, but only Mick Jones has the RIGHT to do it.

a_genuine_find
(not me, Radio P) (3rd stone, sol, orion belt, milkyway)
Posted: Sep 23, 2009 12:42
 

 aelfheld wrote:
Drugs are bad, m'kay.
 
mr mackey, mm'kay?

peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 10:12
 

 suebee3 wrote:

have another drink.....yikes!

 
Cocktail hour already? Fine by me .... {#Cheers} Cheers. Chop Chop.
suebee3
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 10:11
 

have another drink.....yikes!


jagdriver
(Tunin' in from the aptly-named Grass Valley, CA)
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 10:10
 

I'm reminded of R. Crumb and his Jumpin' Jimmy Jizz.
Papernapkin
(Mountain View, CA)
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 10:10
 

 bronorb wrote:
Best album cover ever.
 
Any idiot can destroy a guitar.
mikexican
Posted: Mar 17, 2009 17:19
 

Iggam nailed it... not the best song, but no matter. Play ANYTHING off London Calling and it's all good.
stevesaw
(Northern VA USA)
Posted: Mar 17, 2009 17:18
 

This song reminds me of Ian Dury.