History Music / TheClash

23rd Jul '16 6:00:30 PM bt8257
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* '''[[Music/BlackSabbath Terry Chimes]]''' - drums, percussion (1976, 1977, 1982-1983)
* Rob Harper - drums, percussion (1976-1977)
* Nicholas "Topper" Headon - drums, percussion, piano, bass, backing and lead vocals (1977-1982)
* Pete Howard - drums, percussion (1983-1986)
* '''Mick Jones''' - guitar, lead vocals, piano, harmonica (1976-1983)

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* '''[[Music/BlackSabbath Terry Chimes]]''' - drums, percussion (1976, 1977, 1982-1983)
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* Rob Harper - drums, percussion (1976-1977)
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* Nicholas "Topper" Headon - drums, percussion, piano, bass, backing and lead vocals (1977-1982)
(197782)
* Pete Howard - drums, percussion (1983-1986)
(198386)
* '''Mick Jones''' - guitar, lead vocals, piano, harmonica (1976-1983)(197683)



* '''John Mellor (Joe Strummer)''' - lead vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, bass (1976-1986, died 2002)
* Nick Sheppard - guitar, backing and lead vocals (1983-1986)
* '''Paul Simonon''' - bass, backing and lead vocals, guitar (1976-1986)
* Gregory "Vince" White - guitar (1983-1986)

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* '''John Mellor (Joe Strummer)''' - lead vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, bass (1976-1986, (197686, died 2002)
* Nick Sheppard - guitar, backing and lead vocals (1983-1986)
(198386)
* '''Paul Simonon''' - bass, backing and lead vocals, guitar (1976-1986)
(197686)
* Gregory "Vince" White - guitar (1983-1986)
(198386)
8th Jun '16 10:17:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AWildRapperAppears A Wild Poet Appears]]: AllenGinsberg on "Ghetto Defendent". This probably would be a proto-version of the trope if Blondie and The Clash themselves weren't already on that.

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* [[AWildRapperAppears A Wild Poet Appears]]: AllenGinsberg Creator/AllenGinsberg on "Ghetto Defendent". This probably would be a proto-version of the trope if Blondie and The Clash themselves weren't already on that.
13th May '16 9:28:56 PM ThornBrain
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* AntiPoliceSong: Most blatantly, "Guns of Brixton", which fantasises about oppressed black men rising up and slaughtering the cops.
** Except not: while the song's anti-police, according to Paul Simonon, it's about the paranoia of a young Brixton man isolated by violence and poverty who's seen "The Harder They Come" a few too many times, rather than any fictional revolution.

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* AntiPoliceSong: Most blatantly, "Guns of Brixton", which fantasises about oppressed black men rising up and slaughtering the cops.
** Except not: while the song's anti-police,
according to Paul Simonon, it's Simonon is about the paranoia of a young Brixton man isolated by violence and poverty who's seen "The Harder They Come" a few too many times, rather than any fictional revolution.times.
13th May '16 8:30:18 AM malifee
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** Except not: while the song's anti-police, according to Paul Simonon, it's about the paranoia of a young Brixton man isolated by violence and poverty who's seen "The Harder They Come" a few too many times, rather than any fictional revolution.



* EasterEgg: An accidental one. "Train in Vain" was meant to be released as a promo for NME magazine. When that fell through, they quickly added it to ''London Calling'' after the packaging had already been printed. As a result, "Train in Vain" wasn't listed on the album cover. This didn't stop it from becoming one of the band's best songs.

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* EasterEgg: An accidental one. "Train in Vain" was meant to be released as a promo for NME magazine. When that fell through, they quickly added it to ''London Calling'' after the packaging had already been printed. As a result, "Train in Vain" wasn't listed on the album cover. This didn't stop it from becoming one of the band's best best-known and well-loved songs.


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** ''Sandinista'', especially: not only is it a triple album, giving much more room, but it pushes the envelope even further than ''London Calling'', switching between genres every three minutes. It's also the only album to feature all four members on lead vocals at some point: Topper on "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" and Paul on "The Crooked Beat".


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** The were known for being very devoted to their fans, from their attempts to get albums released with extra tracks so it'd stay cheap to their efforts to keep the bouncers off their fans at their 1978 Glasgow gig (culminating in the arrest of Strummer and Simonon) to trying to keep the situation under control in Belfast in 1977 after a show was cancelled to helping fans sneak into gigs.
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.
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