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whats the best book on the clash?

Post by deedar » 26 Nov 2018, 3:59pm

Been looking around i have books on most bands but not the clash, looked at some reviews but undecided, any ideas?

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Nov 2018, 4:26pm

Lots to choose from...some good...some not so good...some so so. I would recommend Redemption Song, Chris Salewicz's bio of Joe Strummer.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Heston » 26 Nov 2018, 4:37pm

If it's just the Clash, Passion is a Fashion or Return of the Last Gang In Town.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Nov 2018, 4:46pm

Ditto for RotLGiT.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Nov 2018, 5:55pm

As previously advised it has to be Return Of The Last Gang in Town.
Also enjoyed Route 19 although only the LC era.

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Low Down Low » 26 Nov 2018, 6:31pm

Route 19 for me too, it’s the more accomplished book, but for the casual fan I’d definitely be more inclined to recommend RoLGIT. And Johnny Green for a fun read.

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Post by Kory » 26 Nov 2018, 8:21pm

CK's Clash City Showdown is a fun read, but it's definitely an opinion piece rather than a history.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Heston » 27 Nov 2018, 1:16am

Not forgetting our very own Ralph's "We Are the Clash." The official biogs all get hazy on that 83-85 period and it fills in all the gaps perfectly.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Silent Majority » 27 Nov 2018, 7:46am

Heston wrote:
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Not forgetting our very own Ralph's "We Are the Clash." The official biogs all get hazy on that 83-85 period and it fills in all the gaps perfectly.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Hammy » 01 Dec 2018, 1:38pm

'Before & After'
...you f**king Rancid fans?!

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by deny » 02 Dec 2018, 6:08am

Hammy wrote:
01 Dec 2018, 1:38pm
'Before & After'
...you f**king Rancid fans?!
I agree with Hammy it is one of the best Clash books out there & catches the pre & post London calling perfectly.
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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by cat » 11 Dec 2018, 7:05pm

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by laxman » 11 Dec 2018, 7:19pm

cat wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 7:05pm
I checked with Ant. He hopes it might get a physical release at some point but at the moment it looks like this will be an ebook only.

Note from Amazon page; "All royalties from this book will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.
No one is making any money out of this. "

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by Chairman Ralph » 11 Dec 2018, 11:31pm

I checked with Ant. He hopes it might get a physical release at some point but at the moment it looks like this will be an ebook only.

Note from Amazon page; "All royalties from this book will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.
No one is making any money out of this. "


I hope there's a physical release, too, though I don't plan on waiting quite that long -- Mark and I contributed, as well. In my case,I put in my recollections of my and only Clash gig, at MSU (as I've mentioned) -- plus my late friend Tony's own recollections, photos of the ticket stub and T-shirt, and lastly, a spoken word piece I wrote years about the fact ("Rebel National Anthem Number One").

So I'm well represented, as are most of the Clash authors -- plus Baker, of course -- and having skimmed the Look Inside bit, I can say, it looks good. Surprised that nobody thought up something like this sooner!

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Re: whats the best book on the clash?

Post by cat » 12 Dec 2018, 7:31pm

laxman wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 7:19pm
cat wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 7:05pm
I checked with Ant. He hopes it might get a physical release at some point.
I hope so, lovely picture on the cover.

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