The Clash observations thread.

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laxman wrote:
02 Feb 2021, 4:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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laxman wrote:
02 Feb 2021, 3:34pm
I don't normally watch Coronation Street but I suffered it last night because it was my daughter's birthday and she was watching it. Anyway, the barmaid started dissecting the lyrics of SISOSIG. She said the Clash are one of her favourite bands! Not what I was expecting to see/hear, but I'm still going to try to avoid it in the future.
The Boss watches CS—a call it her clarinet show, because when it goes to commercial break, a sad clarinet plays—every night, so I have some familiarity (I don't know any characters, but I recognize them). I think Canada is about a month behind you folks, tho.
I think my indifference to it is that I am from the Manchester area and I wouldn't like people to think that is what we are all like. I do of course think that everyone from London is like a character on Eastenders ;)
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I think this is new to me:


From 1984, not particularly worthwhile unless you speak Italian. I was hoping for live footage, but they inexplicably show the 1977 White Riot promo clip.

*edit* - I see BMC has this with a clip uploaded in February of last year:
https://www.blackmarketclash.co.uk/Page ... Milan.html
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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matedog wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:25pm
I think this is new to me:


From 1984, not particularly worthwhile unless you speak Italian. I was hoping for live footage, but they inexplicably show the 1977 White Riot promo clip.

*edit* - I see BMC has this with a clip uploaded in February of last year:
https://www.blackmarketclash.co.uk/Page ... Milan.html
It's crazy how little footage there is of them actually playing. You would have thought they'd have popped up on a European tv show or something during that long 1984 tour.
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Heston wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:37pm
matedog wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:25pm
I think this is new to me:


From 1984, not particularly worthwhile unless you speak Italian. I was hoping for live footage, but they inexplicably show the 1977 White Riot promo clip.

*edit* - I see BMC has this with a clip uploaded in February of last year:
https://www.blackmarketclash.co.uk/Page ... Milan.html
It's crazy how little footage there is of them actually playing. You would have thought they'd have popped up on a European tv show or something during that long 1984 tour.
The only footage of them playing that I know of is Roskilde and that snippet of I Fought the Law from Entertainment Tonight in the early US tour. That's it.
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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matedog wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:57pm
Heston wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:37pm
matedog wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 7:25pm
I think this is new to me:


From 1984, not particularly worthwhile unless you speak Italian. I was hoping for live footage, but they inexplicably show the 1977 White Riot promo clip.

*edit* - I see BMC has this with a clip uploaded in February of last year:
https://www.blackmarketclash.co.uk/Page ... Milan.html
It's crazy how little footage there is of them actually playing. You would have thought they'd have popped up on a European tv show or something during that long 1984 tour.
The only footage of them playing that I know of is Roskilde and that snippet of I Fought the Law from Entertainment Tonight in the early US tour. That's it.
Those summer 85 festival appearances are frustrating because it seems every other band was pro filmed except the Clash. Man, they were paranoid.
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Fuck this shit:
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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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matedog wrote:
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Fuck this shit:
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matedog wrote:
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Fuck this shit:
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I see my article found its target audience. :cool:
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Jesus christ, how hard it is to Google "Topper Headon" instead of "Clash drummer?"
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I think I'd have liked that better if they'd gone with Terry as the actual underrated musician, i mean it would be batshit crazy but edgy as fuck. Of course, they'd then probably have gone with a Topper pic!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 7:37pm
matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 6:39pm
Fuck this shit:
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I see my article found its target audience. :cool:
Hello,

Save this for the next time some music critic (I'm looking at you, Rolling Stone) whines about not being taken seriously.

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matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 6:39pm
Fuck this shit:
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I would guess the MSN.com editor wasn't paying any attention to the post and knows zip about The Clash lineup.

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Low Down Low wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 7:48pm
I think I'd have liked that better if they'd gone with Terry as the actual underrated musician, i mean it would be batshit crazy but edgy as fuck. Of course, they'd then probably have gone with a Topper pic!
Now THAT would have made my head explode.
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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matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 9:31pm
Low Down Low wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 7:48pm
I think I'd have liked that better if they'd gone with Terry as the actual underrated musician, i mean it would be batshit crazy but edgy as fuck. Of course, they'd then probably have gone with a Topper pic!
Now THAT would have made my head explode.
Pablo LaBritain, Rob Harper and Pete Howard are not impressed. And Jon Moss is gutted.


...Mick Jones was the most underrated Clash drummer.
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Couple of Clash connections here. Some would say Mick took more than a little inspiration for SISOSIG. And on bass is one of the men who is rumoured to have played bass on Rock the Casbah, Mr Busta Cherry Jones.

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