History Music / TheClash

19th Apr '16 3:32:21 PM LondonKdS
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* AntiPoliceSong: Most blatantly, "Guns of Brixton", which fantasises about oppressed black men rising up and slaughtering the cops.
5th Apr '16 8:00:09 AM igordebraga
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* BreakupSong: Yes. The Clash, of all people. "Train in Vain." Which was a major hit!

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* BreakupSong: Yes. The Clash, of all people. "Train in Vain." ([[LyricalDissonance "You didn't stand by me, no way..."]]) Which was a major hit!



* ChartDisplacement: The band's only top 40 hits in the U.S. were "Train in Vain" and "Rock the Casbah", instead of "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (only #43) and "London Calling" (didn't chart).



** They tended to enjoy this trope, especially on "London Calling": "Death Or Glory" is an upbeat little number about, uh, how even the toughest rebels eventually sell out.
** Almost any time ''London Calling'' is used on tv - especially in advertising - it's likely to be this.

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** They tended to enjoy this trope, especially on "London Calling": ''London Calling'': "Death Or Glory" is an upbeat little number about, uh, how even the toughest rebels eventually sell out.
** Almost any time ''London Calling'' "London Calling" is used on tv - especially in advertising - it's likely to be this.



* TheNewRockAndRoll: "Rock the Casbah" is about a Shareef who tries to outlaw rock and roll, even resorting to armed combat. It doesn't work.



* ANuclearError: The TropeNamer.

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* ANuclearError: The TropeNamer.TropeNamer, through a line of "London Calling".
28th Mar '16 12:54:14 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of The Clash. From left to right: Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon and Mick Jones.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The [[caption-width-right:300: The classic line-up of The Clash. From left to right: Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon Headon, and Mick Jones.]]



'''The Clash''', AKA "the only band that matters", were a member of the original British PunkRock movement of TheSeventies known as the "Class of 77". The band stands with the likes of Music/TheRamones and The Music/SexPistols in the pantheon of definitive punk rock bands. Unlike their peers at the time, however, the Clash were no firm believer of the pure ThreeChordsAndTheTruth ideology: they were not afraid of experimenting with a diverse range of musical styles, and as such were critically acclaimed musically. In addition to no-nonsense stripped-down punk rock, the Clash were known for their eclectic tastes and experimental approach, besides punk being influenced by and performing reggae, dub, ska, funk, pop-rock, New Wave and soul, among others. They were also simultaneously the second [[RapRock rock band to release a rap]] track, "The Magnificent Seven" in 1981 (a few months after Music/{{Blondie}}'s "Rapture"), and the first British group to perform rap music.

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'''The Clash''', Clash,''' AKA "the only band that matters", matters," were a member of the original British PunkRock movement of TheSeventies known as the "Class of 77". The band stands with the likes of Music/TheRamones and The Music/SexPistols in the pantheon of definitive punk rock bands. Unlike their peers at the time, however, the Clash were no firm believer of the pure ThreeChordsAndTheTruth ideology: they were not afraid of experimenting with a diverse range of musical styles, and as such were critically acclaimed musically. In addition to no-nonsense stripped-down punk rock, the Clash were known for their eclectic tastes and experimental approach, besides punk being influenced by and performing reggae, dub, ska, funk, pop-rock, New Wave and soul, among others. They were also simultaneously the second [[RapRock rock band to release a rap]] track, "The Magnificent Seven" in 1981 (a few months after Music/{{Blondie}}'s "Rapture"), and the first British group to perform rap music.



* RapRock: [[TropeMaker Trope Maker]] along with {{Music/Blondie}}.

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* RapRock: [[TropeMaker Trope Maker]] TropeMakers along with {{Music/Blondie}}.



** From "Clash City Rockers":
-->"You owe me a move say the bells of St. Groove\\

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** From "Clash City Rockers":
-->"You
Rockers:"
--> "You
owe me a move say the bells of St. Groove\\



** Double shoutout to NineteenEightyFour

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** Double shoutout to NineteenEightyFourNineteenEightyFour.



** ''Sandinista!'', the album "Hitsville U.K." is on, is itself completely different from the rest of their albums, including various songs in [[GenreRoulette different genres]].

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** ''Sandinista!'', the album "Hitsville U.K." is on, is itself completely different from the rest of their albums, including various songs in [[GenreRoulette different genres]].genres.]]



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Paul Simonon on "The Guns of Brixton", "The Crooked Beat", and "Red Angel Dragnet"; Topper Headon on "Ivan Meets G.I. Joe"; Nick Sheppard on "North and South".
* AStormIsComing: "London Calling"

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Paul Simonon on "The Guns of Brixton", "The Crooked Beat", and "Red Angel Dragnet"; Topper Headon on "Ivan Meets G.I. Joe"; Nick Sheppard on "North and South".
South."
* AStormIsComing: "London Calling"Calling."



* TrrrillingRrrs: In "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)":
-->"Onstage they ain't got no... rrroots rrrock rrrebel"

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* TrrrillingRrrs: In "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)":
-->"Onstage
Palais):"
--> "Onstage
they ain't got no... rrroots Rrroots rrrock rrrebel"
26th Feb '16 10:02:53 AM malifee
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->''"When they kick at your front door\\

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->''"When they kick at down your front door\\
7th Feb '16 7:34:46 AM Freshmeat
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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.

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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, ''Music/LondonCalling'', often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.
20th Jan '16 1:30:11 PM kyojikasshu
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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.

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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.
19th Jan '16 10:52:27 AM Mdumas43073
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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in Rolling Stone's list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.

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With politicised songs and committed lifestyles ensuring their fame amongst punk rockers, the Clash were unique for their relative musical sophistication, and thus are often thought as "a punk band with a rock-n-roll sound." The band's 1979 album ''Music/LondonCalling'' serves as their MagnumOpus, often hailed as one of the finest punk rock records (and rock/popular music in general) ever recorded -- it is the highest rated punk album of all time in Rolling Stone's ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s list, i.e. the popular yardstick. Also, at one point it was awarded as '''the best album of the '80s''', despite having been released in December 14th, 1979, though this is true for the American release. The band's reputation of not being [[JerkassFacade total assholes]] in interviews and their strong respect for their audience only adds to the vast amount of richly deserved respect directed at the group.


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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut.
19th Jan '16 10:51:25 AM Mdumas43073
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'''The Clash''', AKA "the only band that matters" were a member of the original British PunkRock movement of the '70s known as the "Class of 77". The band stands with the likes of Music/TheRamones and The Music/SexPistols in the pantheon of definitive punk rock bands. Unlike their peers at the time, however, the Clash were no firm believer of the pure ThreeChordsAndTheTruth ideology: they were not afraid of experimenting with a diverse range of musical styles, and as such were critically acclaimed musically. In addition to no-nonsense stripped-down punk rock, the Clash were known for their eclectic tastes and experimental approach, besides punk being influenced by and performing reggae, dub, ska, funk, pop-rock, New Wave and soul, among others. They were also simultaneously the second [[RapRock rock band to release a rap]] track, "The Magnificent Seven" in 1981 (a few months after Music/{{Blondie}}'s "Rapture"), and the first British group to perform rap music.

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'''The Clash''', AKA "the only band that matters" matters", were a member of the original British PunkRock movement of the '70s TheSeventies known as the "Class of 77". The band stands with the likes of Music/TheRamones and The Music/SexPistols in the pantheon of definitive punk rock bands. Unlike their peers at the time, however, the Clash were no firm believer of the pure ThreeChordsAndTheTruth ideology: they were not afraid of experimenting with a diverse range of musical styles, and as such were critically acclaimed musically. In addition to no-nonsense stripped-down punk rock, the Clash were known for their eclectic tastes and experimental approach, besides punk being influenced by and performing reggae, dub, ska, funk, pop-rock, New Wave and soul, among others. They were also simultaneously the second [[RapRock rock band to release a rap]] track, "The Magnificent Seven" in 1981 (a few months after Music/{{Blondie}}'s "Rapture"), and the first British group to perform rap music.
19th Jan '16 10:50:57 AM Mdumas43073
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->''When they kick at your front door''
->''How you gonna come?''
->''With your hands on your head''
->''Or on the trigger of your gun?''
-->'''''The Guns of Brixton'''''

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->''When ->''"When they kick at your front door''
->''How
door\\
How
you gonna come?''
->''With
come?\\
With
your hands on your head''
->''Or
head\\
Or
on the trigger of your gun?''
-->'''''The
gun?"''
-->--"The
Guns of Brixton'''''
Brixton"
19th Jan '16 10:50:03 AM Mdumas43073
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* TrillingRrrs: In "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)":
-->Onstage they ain't got no... rrroots rrrock rrrebel

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* TrillingRrrs: TrrrillingRrrs: In "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)":
-->Onstage -->"Onstage they ain't got no... rrroots rrrock rrrebelrrrebel"
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