The Only Band That Mattered Released Their Outstanding Debut Album 40 Years Ago – Here’s THE CLASH…

Memorable moments in sonic history!…

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‘The Clash’ by THE CLASH
Released 8 April 1977
40 years ago

THE CLASH translated their social commitment and political discontent into a razor-sharp and outstanding debut album. A historic LP and probably one of the most important punk albums ever. A new generation raised its voice. Loud, clear, fast, innovative and straight in the face of the narcissistic, right-wing establishment. And forty years later this ‘no fillers, all killers‘ knockout record still sounds furious and roars mighty and still is highly inspiring for many young, committed bands who try and hope to make a difference. The restless heart and honest soul of the only band that mattered will never vanish…

What the press said…

ALL MUSIC
“Pure, unadulterated rage and fury, fueled by passion for both rock & roll and revolution. The charging, relentless rhythms, primitive three-chord rockers, and the poor sound quality give the album a nervy, vital energy. Rock is rarely as edgy, invigorating, and sonically revolutionary as The Clash on their debut LP.”

SPIN
“Punk as alienated rage, as anticorporate blather, as joyous racial confusion, as evangelic outreach and white knuckles and haywire impulses””

ROLLING STONE
“I haven’t got any illusions about anything,” Joe Strummer said. “Having said that, I still want to try to change things.” That youthful ambition bursts through the album, a machine-gun blast of shockingly great songs about unemployment (Career Opportunities), race (White Riot) and the Clash themselves (Clash City Rockers)…”

Q MAGAZINE
“On their debut album The Clash never sounded so punk. Lyrically intricate and the record still howls with anger…”

Here are three storming highlights…

WHITE RIOT

I’M SO BORED WITH THE U.S.A.

JANIE JONES

The classic in full…

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THE CLASH: Biography – Discography


Rest in peace, Joe Strummer…

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