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by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:57pm
Forum: Groovy Times
Topic: Association Football Thread
Replies: 5213
Views: 275236

Re: Association Football Thread

That's just the way it is unfortunately, and a message needs to be sent out. There are precedents. Financial irregularities have relegated a few teams. Very fucking harsh mate. To all those season ticket holders and lifelong fans etc. So they get screwed either way. I am a heartless bastard. ;) Yes...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:41pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

I'm torn because I can see the virtues and dangers in playing ball with the majors to gain a wider audience, but I lean against it because I'm skeptical that the you can succeed at larger goals working from within. Personal success, sure, but greater social success suggests arms length and a middle...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:40pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?

I think they were well out of debt by the end of 82. Combat Rock sold massively worldwide but especially in the States. I'm thinking less of the money and more their contractual obligation. Didn't they sign some shitty deal where they owed so many records to the label? I honestly think that was jus...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:38pm
Forum: Groovy Times
Topic: Association Football Thread
Replies: 5213
Views: 275236

Re: Association Football Thread

They should all be relegated, second thoughtss or not. Disagree mate. I hate the idea of the super league and all it's bullshit. But why should players and fans have to suffer just for greedy business men. That's just the way it is unfortunately, and a message needs to be sent out. There are preced...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:32pm
Forum: Groovy Times
Topic: Association Football Thread
Replies: 5213
Views: 275236

Re: Association Football Thread

They should all be relegated, second thoughtss or not. Disagree mate. I hate the idea of the super league and all it's bullshit. But why should players and fans have to suffer just for greedy business men. That's just the way it is unfortunately, and a message needs to be sent out. There are preced...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:31pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?

I think youve got something there. It's a shame that the end of 82 thru 83 wasn't spent as deliberate downtime instead of the dysfunctional lost year that resulted in the break-up. Maybe Joe and Mick could have each released solo efforts: Joe's to placate the angst surrounding his punk integrity th...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:26pm
Forum: Groovy Times
Topic: Association Football Thread
Replies: 5213
Views: 275236

Re: Association Football Thread

Heston wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 2:11pm
They should all be relegated, second thoughtss or not.
Disagree mate. I hate the idea of the super league and all it's bullshit. But why should players and fans have to suffer just for greedy business men.
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:20pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

London Calling seems to be the first time they embraced classic rock and roll. Obviously in 77 they had "No Elvis, Beatles..." (ignoring the Kinks riffs of course). It doesn't completely eschew modernity, particularly in the lyrics department as they are as Clashy as ever - Clampdown, drug referenc...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 2:19pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?

This is when we really need Rattie. Based on my memory, there were always tensions, but things got better when Bernie first got the boot in 78 and they remained charged and unified during their first US tours through London Calling. After their successes, Joe seemed to feel some sense of complacenc...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 1:35pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: When did tensions begin to flare up between Mick and Joe?

This is when we really need Rattie. Based on my memory, there were always tensions, but things got better when Bernie first got the boot in 78 and they remained charged and unified during their first US tours through London Calling. After their successes, Joe seemed to feel some sense of complacenc...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 1:30pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

London Calling seems to be the first time they embraced classic rock and roll. Obviously in 77 they had "No Elvis, Beatles..." (ignoring the Kinks riffs of course). It doesn't completely eschew modernity, particularly in the lyrics department as they are as Clashy as ever - Clampdown, drug referenc...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 12:57pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

All this is fair, but tbh I suspect a lot of this style of animus is rooted in other stuff -- maybe as simple as not really liking their music! The Clash enjoyed the Weezer reputation of constantly disappointing the media and real fanz—their best stuff was always in the past—decades before Weezer. ...
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 12:33pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

Inder wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 12:30pm
Would've been simpler if Mick and Joe stuck to writing songs about trains. Give 'Em Enough Freight.
Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 12:32pm
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: What Are you Listening to Right Now?
Replies: 18708
Views: 950857

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Inder wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 12:18pm
I just picked up a couple of Southside Johnny CDs. I really dig their soul/r&b vibe.
by Marky Dread
20 Apr 2021, 12:29pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1715

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

I really resent how The Clash are everyone's favourite targets for "working class betrayal" types and people outraged that they didn't live in penury as some kind of cosmic penance for being somewhat successful, especially after all the details on financials have come out in various books etc. Peop...