13 January 2021
Today the American House of Representatives will impeach the worst and most dangerous POTUS ever. A dictatorship inspired sociopath who lives in his own me, myself, and I reality. Let’s hope the vicious Capitol Hill attack will not be repeated today! Go away, Donald Dumped!
Make THE CLASH not the WHITE TRASH great again!
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1. CEREMONY by NEW ORDER
Released: January 1981
2. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN by THE CLASH
Released: 10 April 1981
3. (WE DON’T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THANG by HEAVEN 17
Released: 6 March 1981
Album: Penthouse And Pavement
4. PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW PIG BAG by PIGBAG
Released: May 1981
5. JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH by DEPECHE MODE
Released: 7 September 1981
Album: Speak And Spell
12 December 2020
Band: THE CLASH
Album: SANDINISTA! – 4th LP
Released: 12 December 1980 – 40 years ago today
Score: #19 in the UK, #24 in the US, #3 in Canada
AllMusic: “The Clash sounded like they could do anything on London Calling. For its triple-album follow-up, Sandinista!, they tried to do everything, adding dub, rap, gospel, and even children’s choruses to the punk, reggae, R&B, and roots rock they already were playing. Instead of presenting a band with a far-reaching vision, like London Calling did, Sandinista! plays as a messy, confused jumble, which means that its numerous virtues are easy to ignore… its sloppy attack is disheartening after the tour de force of London Calling and the focused aggression of The Clash.” Full review here. Score: 3.5/5.
Mick Jones: “I always saw it as a record for people who were, like, on oil rigs.
Or Arctic stations. People that weren’t able to get to the record shops regularly.”
Eh, come again, Mick.
Turn Up The Volume: Collect the best tracks and you’ll end up with
a magnificent one album. Yep, as the late great Joe Strummer said with
a big grin on his face: “it was triply outrageous”.
Singles: The Magnificent Seven / The Call Up / Hitsville UK
– THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN –
– THE CALL UP –
– HITSVILLE UK –
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The Clash second voice Mick Jones about hit single Should I Stay Or Should I Go.
3 August 2020
Like so many other artists did during this science-fiction-like lockdown period,
Spanish power-pop señoritas HINDS also decided to cover a classic cracker. They
picked The Clash‘s 1979 track SPANISH BOMBS (featured on their masterpiece LP
London Calling) for obvious reasons, although the song’s story isn’t a happy one.
It’s about the chaotic political situation of Spain in the Seventies after the 1975
death of dictator Francisco Franco. The late great punk poet Joe Strummer got
the idea after he heard a radio news report of ETA terror bombings of tourist
hotels on the Costa Brava.
Hinds’ frontwoman said in a statement: “The Clash were my mom’s forever favorite
band. So it is always beautiful to connect generations through music. As Spaniards, we
don’t usually get shout-outs in songs, like New York or London, so the Clash writing a
song about our civil war made us feel honored.”
Hear the Madrid based grupo‘s version here…
Also on Spotify…
New HINDS album
Jello Biafra about Dead Kennedys and commercial bands…
Striking single sleeves…
6 July 2020
‘Armageddon Time’ by THE CLASH
B-side to ‘London Calling’ released
7 December 1979 from the same-titled
classic double LP.
Glorious live version right here…
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Great concert posters from the past
On tour with The Clash