On their 1981 triple album, 'Sandinista!,' the Clash covered even more ground than they had on their groundbreaking 'London Calling' the year before.
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As far as band slogans go, the Clash had to have the best one ever.
Even though they're about an era or so apart, the Clash and Primal Scream share a bond based on rebellion, attitude and an adventurous musical spirit.
This news really doesn't surprise us, since we've always considered the Clash one of the most studied and smartest rock bands to ever walk the planet.
Bruce Springsteen sure has good taste in cover songs.
The Clash: The Last Gang in Town from Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen knows his punk rock, and before getting into comedy, he played drums for the Chicago group Trenchmouth. Last season on 'SNL,' he debuted a character called Ian Rubbish, a U.K. punk lifer with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher, and he reprises the role in a new Funny or Die video featuring Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash.
You can't have too much of a good thing. That's the thinking behind the Clash's new 'Sound System' box set, which comes stuffed with just about everything the legendary London punks ever recorded, and more specifically, it applies to the collection's extended, unedited version 'Ghetto Defendant,' a previously unreleased nugget Diffuser.fm is thrilled to premiere today (listen below).
The Clash don't have very many casual fans. The legendary London punk foursome was once described as the "only band that matters," and for legions of rock 'n' roll connoisseurs the world over, that remains true, even after all these years.
The Clash may not be the "only band that matters," as fans and critics are fond of saying, but in the pantheon of mega-important rock 'n' roll outfits, these London guitar slingers are way, way up there.