The Clash observations thread.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by gkbill » 08 Feb 2019, 10:21pm

Marky Dread wrote:
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That the Kampuchea one? Really love that uptempo version. I don’t hear Mick on the studio track personally but I have cloth ears for lugs both sides!
I don't hear it either. It's supposedly understated and is hidden under the heavy reverb sound on the piano.
I just checked Marcus Gray and he confirms mick did play the slide on the early version, called “the bankrobbing song”, but at mikey dreads initiation it was heavily dubbed to become the single version. Good job mikey you’d have to say. Would pay steeply to hear that early version though!
Wasn’t it originally a Ska track? I am sure the first live performances are very different to how the song ended up.
Ska (ish). The one Heston mentions as the Kampuchea (I was there!!!) version is more rocked up.
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I really like the ska version. It's on your Hammersmith Odeon '79 cd (thanks again!) - does it appear in this version on any other shows? It's a great tune both ways. I'd be curious to hear a studio ska version.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 09 Feb 2019, 1:21am

matedog wrote:
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Yeah it’s him alright....I’m 90% convinced now and that’s close to how certain i can be about anything these mental days and that includes night and day!

Must say i have a real soft spot for bankrobber, particularly the epic the meskies made out of it, but not least because of the fun the band seem to be having in that video. They still seem so together, a group, happy in their skin and making great songs. And....within a year pretty much turned to shit or at least heading that way. Ah, well...
I love Bankrobber it's a fantastic track. I've always been stunned that the record label wouldn't release it the UK and it had to chart on import initially.
It's a fantastic track. I've always loved Joe's vocal on that one. I was just looking at the Wikipedia page (for what it's worth) for the track and the musical credits are interesting. Mick's sole contribution is listed as sound effects. Joe's credited for guitars (and piano).
Mick plays bottleneck guitar on that one.
I know he played slide on that early ska live version, but the actual studio cut? Hes, you got any input on this as you are the most technically adept at guit?
Well you can definitely hear a guitar on there but it sounds like palm-muted choppy reggae chords rather than slide guitar.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Feb 2019, 8:28am

Marky Dread wrote:
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That picture cover is John McVicar a British journalist and convicted one-time armed robber who escaped from prison in the 1960s.
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Really? I never knew that.
Yep the one and the same who scripted his own film where Roger Daltrey played the lead role.
Good film. I also like the book it's based on, MacVicar by himself.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by coffeepotman » 09 Feb 2019, 10:29am

It is a good film, watched it recently. The soundtrack I really liked when it came out but now can't listen to Daltry scream

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 20 Feb 2019, 2:31am

Oh, I've been going there since I was a kid. Never made the connection.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 20 Feb 2019, 3:40am

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Oh, I've been going there since I was a kid. Never made the connection.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 22 Feb 2019, 1:11am

Chuck Mangione wrote:
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New design theclash.com
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Chuck Mangione » 22 Feb 2019, 2:45pm

Marky Dread wrote:
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Chuck Mangione wrote:
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New design theclash.com
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Before, the website had the Sound System layout seen here, now they have this one. Hopefully this means more releases like Sound System are to come in the future.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by laxman » 22 Feb 2019, 3:42pm

I hope any new releases are a bit more tasteful than those new t shirt designs!

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 22 Feb 2019, 3:49pm

Chuck Mangione wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 2:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 1:11am
Chuck Mangione wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 10:39pm
New design theclash.com
??????
Before, the website had the Sound System layout seen here, now they have this one. Hopefully this means more releases like Sound System are to come in the future.
Ahh gotcha mate cheers.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 01 Mar 2019, 7:32pm

I've just had it on in the headphones, how great is the guitar solo in I Fought the Law? About 7 lead guitars and 2 rhythm guitars. Great arranging by Mick. If only the COL EP could have been an album.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 01 Mar 2019, 7:48pm

Heston wrote:
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I've just had it on in the headphones, how great is the guitar solo in I Fought the Law? About 7 lead guitars and 2 rhythm guitars. Great arranging by Mick. If only the COL EP could have been an album.
The two different mixes I made that were on The New Testament really bring the guitar up in the mix. Agreed it's excellent.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 19 Mar 2019, 2:36pm

In all the Clash songbooks and lyric sites they give the lyric in Stay Free as "We piss on everyone in the classroom", but if you listen closely Mick doesn't sing that. It sounds more like "We just taught everyone." Any theories?
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