The Clash right or shite?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by northernhord, Jan 30, 2007.

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The Clash

  1. I love the Clash, wouldnt hear and Ill word said

    36 vote(s)
    58.1%
  2. I like some of their stuff

    23 vote(s)
    37.1%
  3. I dont like em, fake punks and politico gesturing

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. I,d rather a brew cup full of Soma

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    Thats the problem I have with it . It has some great tunes but some of the filler is just shit . Sandinista may have had less good tunes but the rest of the record was a much better quality than the filler on London Calling !
     
  2. zoltan

    zoltan Transnistria festishist

    shite.
     
  3. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    They don't make 'em like The Clash anymore.
     
  4. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    most perfect band ever.

    passionate and angry yet compassionate. Innovative and inspirational and always trying (but not always suceeding) to stick to their own demanding principles and push the boundries of what a pop group could be . Joe Strummer was all heart and soul and i freely admit to blubbing like a big gay bear when he died.
     
  5. Spion

    Spion I hear ya

    given the lack of a poll and a 'mediocre' option I'll have to say 'shite'. I really never got em. They just seemed like a pop band for wannabe punks at the time to me
     
  6. northernhord

    northernhord Active Member

    I dint wanna do a poll for this thread:D
     
  7. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    Poll now!
     
  8. northernhord

    northernhord Active Member

    OK, only if your sure though:D
     
  9. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    In the [paraphrased] words of Captain Beefheart "Sho nuff, yes I am"! :D
     
  10. mtbskalover

    mtbskalover drive,ski,drive,ski

    the way they played punk, then mixed in other styles to produce what nowadays could be called ska punk is great. So many albums, all with tracks influenced from different areas.

    not just a punk band, like many of their conterparts, they mixed it up.

    puts red angel dragnet from comabt rock on!:cool: :cool:
     
  11. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The early singles, first album and the early tours were fantastic, vital. Give em Enough Rope was patchy but still pretty good, but the heavy handed production, rock hero posturing and the drug busts that came with it signalled the end of them as a band that actually meant anything. After that, London Calling was a well made but relatively bland record that was bought by existing fans who hadn't moved on - and Americans. Sandinista was the most musically interesting album they made, but it was also the most self-indulgent. Combat Rock was neither combative nor particularly rocking. Cut the Crap was a good album title to end with, seeing as that's what they were by then.
     
  12. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    They were great, but perhaps not as great as you're supposed to believe they are.
     
  13. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    erm. no they didn't
     
  14. dash

    dash New Member

    The Cost of Living EP was good, esp 'Groovy Times'.

    Went to the record shop to get the first Clash album as soon as it came out. All the older kids were saying how great the Clash were, bullshitting about having seen them etc. Was not too impressed on listening to it, some of the tracks sounded weak and muddy, but at that age I didn't really get musical subtlety of any kind.
     
  15. mtbskalover

    mtbskalover drive,ski,drive,ski

    oh feck not this again.

    ok they played punk rock with a influence of funk, reggae, and all sorts. not ska! 2t-tone or that malarky. i still believe they were one of the first bands to really mix punk with what is loosely jamacian music and do it well.
    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    mebbes, but not skapunk, eh?
     
  17. dirtysanta

    dirtysanta Original Casual

    I like them but i dont own a clash album.

    Dubs post sums it up quite well.
     
  18. mtbskalover

    mtbskalover drive,ski,drive,ski

    its not ska punk as we know it today,
    but one of the early pioneers of mixing these genres for sure.
     
  19. longdog

    longdog What is it you can't face?

    White Man in Hammersmith Palais is one of the finest recordings by anyone ever.
     
  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    They were quite good but I prefer the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Buzzcocks.
     
  21. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    Along with Remote Control imo.....they didn't want it on the radio :)
     
  22. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    sandinista is one of my favourite records.
     
  23. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I'm scared of how much I agree with you.

    wish you were a girl, like ;) :p

    I was really fucking upset -- for days -- :( :( when Joe died ....
     
  24. copliker

    copliker ...

    The entire hugely varied output of The Clash was produced in the same amount of time it takes bands to churn out two identically sounding records these days.
     
  25. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    uh :confused:
     
  26. copliker

    copliker ...

    It's true!
     
  27. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Yeah -- their heyday was a really short period .... comparatively speaking ...
     
  28. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    What's true?
    8+(?) years, 6 or so albums
    About 4 hours?

    I'm pissed but you stop making sense much before i get byrnet.
     
  29. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    He (and I) might have been exaggerating a tad, but they were really prolific and varied in a comparatively short period ...

    I'm back from the pub too though, so no arguing :cool:
     
  30. Bomber

    Bomber The Oatcake Kid !!

    Nicely summed up !
     

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