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The Clash

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The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 who were key players in the original wave of British punk rock. Billed as "The Only Band That Matters", they also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, dub, funk, ska, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon.

Headon left the group in 1982 due to internal friction surrounding his increasing heroin addiction. Further internal friction led to Jones' departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash achieved critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash (1977) and their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978). Their experimental third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. A decade later, Rolling Stone named it the best album of the 1980s. Following continued musical experimentation on their fourth album, Sandinista! (1980), the band reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock (1982), which spawned the US top 10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. A final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985 with a new lineup, and a few weeks later, the band broke up.In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

Articles

August 8, 2022

Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, The Clash and more re-released for UNICEF’s ‘Blue Vinyl’ fundraiser

Proceeds from UNICEF's 'Blue Vinyl' UK campaign will raise funds for children affected by conflict The post Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, The Clash and more re-released for UNICEF’s ‘Blue Vinyl’ fundraiser appeared first on NME.

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July 28, 2022

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros box set to be released, new unreleased track out now

Coming ahead of what would have been The Clash frontman's 70th birthday The post Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros box set to be released, new unreleased track out now appeared first on NME.

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July 6, 2022

8 Best Musical Moments on ‘Stranger Things’

From The Clash to Kate Bush, here are our favorite music-driven scenes from Netflix's sci-fi hit.

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April 6, 2022

The Clash’s ‘Combat Rock’ Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue With Unreleased Songs, Demos

Hear band's unreleased "Rock the Casbah" collaboration with the English Beat's Ranking Roger

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April 6, 2022

The Clash announce special edition of ‘Combat Rock’ with ‘The People’s Hall’

Check out previously unreleased collabs with Ranking Roger, with 12 unheard, rare and early versions of classic tracks on the way The post The Clash announce special edition of ‘Combat Rock’ with ‘The People’s Hall’ appeared first on NME.

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March 21, 2022

Billy Bragg calls out Ukrainian band who covered The Clash over far-right imagery

Beton reworked The Clash’s iconic track to create ‘Kyiv Calling’ The post Billy Bragg calls out Ukrainian band who covered The Clash over far-right imagery appeared first on NME.

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March 19, 2022

Ukrainian punk band Beton cover The Clash on protest song ‘Kyiv Calling’

"Many Ukrainian musicians are now on battlefields or in territorial defence. This time they’ve changed guitars to guns" The post Ukrainian punk band Beton cover The Clash on protest song ‘Kyiv Calling’ appeared first on NME.

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January 23, 2022

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’

It's all "tease, tease, tease" for this week's Sunday Lunch cover The post Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ appeared first on NME.

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December 7, 2021

Watch members of Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and more team up for all-star jam

The superstar jammers covered Rod Stewart, The Clash, Warren Zevon and more in aid of an elementary school The post Watch members of Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and more team up for all-star jam appeared first on NME.

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December 5, 2021

Watch Dave Grohl cover The Clash’s ‘Train In Vain’ with Greg Kurstin

It's the latest instalment in the pair's Festival of Lights celebrations The post Watch Dave Grohl cover The Clash’s ‘Train In Vain’ with Greg Kurstin appeared first on NME.

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October 9, 2021

Bush Tetras Drummer Dee Pop Dies at 65

The native New Yorker also played with The Clash, Can’s Michael Karoli, and The Gun Club

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Discs

Combat Rock + The People's Hall

May 20, 2022

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Rock The Casbah (Ranking Roger)

April 6, 2022

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The Cost of Living - EP

January 1, 2013

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Live At Shea Stadium

August 26, 2008

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Live at Shea Stadium (Remastered)

January 1, 2008

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From Here to Eternity (Live) [Remastered]

January 1, 1999

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Having Words

August 15, 1990

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Raw and Unfiltered: The Interviews

June 14, 1988

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Raw and Unfiltered

June 14, 1988

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Cut The Crap

November 4, 1985

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The Escapades of Futura 2000

December 31, 1982

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Combat Rock (Remastered)

January 1, 1982

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Sandinista! (Remastered)

January 1, 1980

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London Calling (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1979

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London Calling (Remastered)

January 1, 1979

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Give 'Em Enough Rope (Remastered)

January 1, 1978

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The Clash (Remastered)

January 1, 1977

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