The Clash observations thread.

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Marky Dread wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 5:03pm
Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 4:25pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 4:13pm
"First Night Back in London" is underrated.
Sorry, the worst of the three CR singles for me. Never had any fondness for it at all.
I dont care much for it's narrative but musically I really like it. Same with "Cool Confusion".
Those vocals at the start put me off instantly.

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Did Strummer coin "gutter poet" or did it exist beforehand?
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I'm a pretty big Combat Rock apologist, but I cannot get behind any of the b-sides.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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14 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Did Strummer coin "gutter poet" or did it exist beforehand?
Wolter coined it. :shifty: ;)
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Silent Majority wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Did Strummer coin "gutter poet" or did it exist beforehand?
Interesting question. Funnily enough, it seems there is a character in the Angelique novels called Claude Le Petit (apparently named after a real person) who is referred to as the "Gutter-Poet" (Poete Crotte in the French original).

There you go. Was Joe a closet Angelique fan?

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I would guess that Joe heard the term "Gutter Poet" when reading about "Charles Bukowski".
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matedog wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 5:07pm
I'm a pretty big Combat Rock apologist, but I cannot get behind any of the b-sides.
Long Time Jerk is great, especially the extended version. It's frivolous but works.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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BitterTom wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 5:03pm
Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 4:25pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 4:13pm
"First Night Back in London" is underrated.
Sorry, the worst of the three CR singles for me. Never had any fondness for it at all.
I dont care much for it's narrative but musically I really like it. Same with "Cool Confusion".
Those vocals at the start put me off instantly.
Yeah, I always had a problem with Joe starting on that weird high note.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

I had a go at this around the time HW10 came out and someone on the board (who presumably missed the part where I said this was my own homemade attempt) responded with something along the lines of "This is so obviously an amateur job by an anonymous hack, you can tell because the tempo doesn't line up. Not worth listening to." Thus ended my career as an audio engineer.

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Inder wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 7:27pm
Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

I had a go at this around the time HW10 came out and someone on the board (who presumably missed the part where I said this was my own homemade attempt) responded with something along the lines of "This is so obviously an amateur job by an anonymous hack, you can tell because the tempo doesn't line up. Not worth listening to." Thus ended my career as an audio engineer.
I'm sorry. :disshame:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 7:32pm
Inder wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 7:27pm
Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

I had a go at this around the time HW10 came out and someone on the board (who presumably missed the part where I said this was my own homemade attempt) responded with something along the lines of "This is so obviously an amateur job by an anonymous hack, you can tell because the tempo doesn't line up. Not worth listening to." Thus ended my career as an audio engineer.
I'm sorry. :disshame:
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Inder wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 7:27pm
Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

I had a go at this around the time HW10 came out and someone on the board (who presumably missed the part where I said this was my own homemade attempt) responded with something along the lines of "This is so obviously an amateur job by an anonymous hack, you can tell because the tempo doesn't line up. Not worth listening to." Thus ended my career as an audio engineer.
It's nigh on impossible to synch them up perfectly, they were recorded at different tempos, but it can give you the feel of how it could have sounded.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

Yeah, a whole different song.

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Heston wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
This was roughly cobbled together but I wish they'd done it with this arrangement rather than the plodding electronic reggae...

"This is so obviously an amateur job by an anonymous hack, you can tell because the tempo doesn't line up. Not worth listening to." ;)

Ha! Good job mate. I might have a play around with it when I get more time to idle away in kangaroo court.
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