History Music / TheClash

14th Sep '17 2:16:32 PM DavidDelony
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* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Cut The Crap'' was disowned by the band and left out of its reissue program.
23rd Jul '17 1:18:19 PM MarkLungo
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* LyricalColdOpen: "London's Burning"

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* LyricalColdOpen: "London's Burning"Burning".



** ''Lost in the Supermarket'' stands out in partiular - a very poppy and catchy disco melody that goes with arguably most introspective and depressingly direct lyrics within the band's catalogue.

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** ''Lost "Lost in the Supermarket'' Supermarket" stands out in partiular - a very poppy and catchy disco melody that goes with arguably the most introspective and depressingly direct lyrics within the band's catalogue.
23rd Jul '17 11:50:52 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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** ''Lost in the Supermarket'' stands out in partiular - a very poppy and catchy disco melody that goes with arguably most introspective and depressingly direct lyrics within the band's catalogue.
16th Jul '17 10:32:16 AM MarkLungo
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* AffectionateParody: The typographic design for the now-legendary cover to ''Music/LondonCalling'' is practically a ShoutOut to Music/ElvisPresley's debut album ''Music/ElvisPresleyTheAlbum''.
* [[AWildRapperAppears A Wild Poet Appears]]: 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.

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* AffectionateParody: The typographic design for the now-legendary cover to ''Music/LondonCalling'' is practically a ShoutOut to Music/ElvisPresley's debut album ''Music/ElvisPresleyTheAlbum''.
* [[AWildRapperAppears A Wild Poet Appears]]: 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.
''Music/ElvisPresleyTheAlbum''.


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* [[AWildRapperAppears A Wild Poet Appears]]: Creator/AllenGinsberg on "Ghetto Defendant". This probably would be a proto-version of the trope if Music/{{Blondie}} and The Clash themselves weren't already on that
16th Jul '17 9:24:18 AM notahandle
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* AntiPoliceSong: "Guns of Brixton", which according to Paul 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.

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* AntiPoliceSong: "Guns of Brixton", which according to Paul Simonon is about the paranoia of a young Brixton man isolated by violence and poverty who's seen "The Harder They Come" ''Film/TheHarderTheyCome'' a few too many times.
25th May '17 4:59:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Album/LondonCalling'' had some tentative steps beyond the punk/rock sphere, but ''[[Music/{{Sandinista}} Sandinista!]]'' was a full-blown GenreRoulette album experimenting with dub, rap, reggae, disco, twee pop, gospel and soul influences. Later, ''Cut The Crap'' was intended as a NewSoundAlbum taking them ''back'' to their original punk sound, but it was a [[CreatorBacklash dismal]] [[CanonDiscontinuity failure.]]

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Album/LondonCalling'' ''Music/LondonCalling'' had some tentative steps beyond the punk/rock sphere, but ''[[Music/{{Sandinista}} Sandinista!]]'' was a full-blown GenreRoulette album experimenting with dub, rap, reggae, disco, twee pop, gospel and soul influences. Later, ''Cut The Crap'' was intended as a NewSoundAlbum taking them ''back'' to their original punk sound, but it was a [[CreatorBacklash dismal]] [[CanonDiscontinuity failure.]]



* SillyLoveSongs: While everybody remembers the AntiLoveSong subversion of "Train in Vain," they actually had one song that played it completely straight, released as a B-Side for Tommy Gun. Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwP2UDdHB7c 1-2 Crush on You.]] Admittedly, this was written by Mick Jones pre-Clash and only performed by them.



** "The Right Profile", about Montgomery [=Clift=], starts "Say, where did I see this guy? In ''Film/RedRiver''. Or ''A Place In The Sun''. Maybe ''The Misfits''. Or ''[[Film/FromHereToEternity Here to Eternity]]''."

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** "The Right Profile", about Montgomery [=Clift=], Creator/MontgomeryClift, starts "Say, where did I see this guy? In ''Film/RedRiver''. Or ''A Place In The Sun''. ''Film/APlaceInTheSun''. Maybe ''The Misfits''. ''Film/TheMisfits''. Or ''[[Film/FromHereToEternity Here to Eternity]]''.''Film/FromHereToEternity''."



** Double shoutout to NineteenEightyFour.

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** Double shoutout to NineteenEightyFour.''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
* SillyLoveSongs: While everybody remembers the AntiLoveSong subversion of "Train in Vain," they actually had one song that played it completely straight, released as a B-Side for Tommy Gun. Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwP2UDdHB7c 1-2 Crush on You.]] Admittedly, this was written by Mick Jones pre-Clash and only performed by them.
23rd May '17 2:26:55 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* LastSecondWordSwap: "Cheat's" line "You're a fool if you don't know that, so hit the road you stupid fool" would probably have ended with 'twat' but it was changed.
20th Feb '17 8:42:57 PM bt8257
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The band broke up in 1986 after a ten year career and went onto other projects. Jones formed Big Audio Dynamite and Strummer embarked on a solo career (including some time fronting Music/ThePogues) before founding the Mescaleros. Paul Simonon has become pretty well-known in the London fine art scene, and contributed to the Music/{{Gorillaz}} album ''Plastic Beach''. There were sporadic collaborations and ad-hoc performances by various combinations of the original lineup but no full reunion ever came about and the death of Strummer in 2002 laid to rest any hope of a reformation.

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The band broke up in 1986 after a ten year career and went onto other projects. Jones formed Big Audio Dynamite and Strummer embarked on a solo career (including some time fronting Music/ThePogues) before founding the Mescaleros. Paul Simonon has become pretty well-known in the London fine art scene, and contributed to the Music/{{Gorillaz}} album ''Plastic Beach''. There were sporadic collaborations and ad-hoc performances by various combinations of the original lineup but no full reunion ever came about and the death of Strummer in 2002 laid to rest any hope of a reformation.
reunion.
5th Jan '17 9:24:37 PM SailorPunkRock
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* DrugsAreBad: "Hateful", and "Junkie Slip".
10th Dec '16 9:21:01 PM Xtifr
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'''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,''' 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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