History Trivia / TheClash

12th Jan '17 3:02:12 PM thelivingtoad
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In late 2002, The Clash were announced as an inductee for the 2003 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The members of the band were planning to perform at the ceremony, and there were rumbling that the reunion wouldn't be a one-off, and that they were planning to get back together for a tour or an album. Unfortunately, Strummer suddenly died a little over a month after the induction announcement and ended any possibility of a reunion.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In late 2002, The Clash were announced as an inductee for the 2003 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The members of the band were planning to perform at the ceremony, and there were rumbling rumblings that the reunion wouldn't be a one-off, and that they were planning to get back together for a tour or an album. Unfortunately, Strummer suddenly died a little over a month after the induction announcement and ended any possibility of a reunion.
12th Jan '17 3:01:57 PM thelivingtoad
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In late 2002, The Clash were announced as an inductee for the 2003 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The members of the band were planning to perform at the ceremony, and there were rumbling that the reunion wouldn't be a one-off, and that they were planning to get back together for a tour or an album. Unfortunately, Strummer suddenly died a little over a month after the induction announcement and ended any possibility of a reunion.
17th Nov '16 8:47:58 AM rjd1922
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* DoingItForTheArt: The band wanted to provide more music for the fan's money, so they asked the CBS record label to sell the double LP ''Music/LondonCalling'' and the triple LP ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!'' for the price of just one LP. In both cases, CBS balked, but the Clash managed to make the low price happen anyway. In the case of ''London Calling'', they talked CBS into letting them release an LP with a free 12 inch single included--then, they pressed an entire second LP instead of the single before CBS realized what they were doing. There are conflicting accounts of ''Sandinista!'''s pressing: some sources say they repeated the ''London Calling'' trick, but others (including Joe Strummer himself) say the Clash simply compromised with CBS and surrendered the royalties from the first 200,000 copies sold.

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* DoingItForTheArt: The band wanted to provide more music for the fan's money, so they asked the CBS record label to sell the double LP ''Music/LondonCalling'' and the triple LP ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!'' ''Music/{{Sandinista}}'' for the price of just one LP. In both cases, CBS balked, but the Clash managed to make the low price happen anyway. In the case of ''London Calling'', they talked CBS into letting them release an LP with a free 12 inch single included--then, they pressed an entire second LP instead of the single before CBS realized what they were doing. There are conflicting accounts of ''Sandinista!'''s pressing: some sources say they repeated the ''London Calling'' trick, but others (including Joe Strummer himself) say the Clash simply compromised with CBS and surrendered the royalties from the first 200,000 copies sold.
29th Apr '16 2:27:48 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Tim Curry does the chanting on "The Sound of Sinners."
22nd Dec '15 11:30:06 AM onionmaster
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* CutAndPasteTranslation / ExecutiveMeddling: Upon hearing their debut self-titled album, the suits at their American record label decided it had too much filler, and decided to remove 5 songs and replace them with some of the band's British singles like "Complete Control" and "White Man in Hammersmith Palais". It is almost universally agreed by critics that this actually vastly improved the album, though some also note that adding in the mostly mid-tempo and more polished singles dilutes the UK version's ThreeChordsAndTheTruth feel a bit.
** What makes this hugely ironic is that the song "Complete Control" is about just that kind of record company nonsense, something that the label clearly missed.

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* CutAndPasteTranslation / ExecutiveMeddling: Upon hearing their debut self-titled album, the suits at their American record label decided it had too much filler, that some of the songs would inspire people to rebel, and decided to remove 5 songs and replace them with some of the band's British singles like "Complete Control" and "White Man in Hammersmith Palais". It is almost universally agreed by Some critics that think this actually vastly improved is better, but they are CompletelyMissingThePoint as you could easily make another album of all the album, though some also note that adding in the mostly mid-tempo and more polished singles dilutes the UK version's ThreeChordsAndTheTruth feel a bit.
and B-Sides from this period.
** What makes this hugely ironic is that the song "Complete Control" is about just that kind of record company nonsense, something that the proves how stupid the label clearly missed.was.
7th Dec '15 5:30:56 AM LondonKdS
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* RevivalByCommercialisation: The band used to hold a record for having the most UK hit singles without reaching the Top Ten, which [[ItsPopularNowItSucks many fans were proud of]]. Then "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" was used in a TV advert for Levis, released, and reached Number One.

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* RevivalByCommercialisation: RevivalByCommercialization: The band used to hold a record for having the most UK hit singles without reaching the Top Ten, which [[ItsPopularNowItSucks many fans were proud of]]. Then "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" was used in a TV advert for Levis, released, got rereleased, and reached Number One.
7th Dec '15 5:30:21 AM LondonKdS
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* RevivalByCommercialisation: The band used to hold a record for having the most UK hit singles without reaching the Top Ten, which [[ItsPopularNowItSucks many fans were proud of]]. Then "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" was used in a TV advert for Levis, released, and reached Number One.
8th Jul '15 6:36:23 PM moloch
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** Paul Simonon joined up with [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Damon Albarn]] and other musicians to form the supergroup TheGoodTheBadAndTheQueen.

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** Paul Simonon joined up with [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Damon Albarn]] and other musicians to form the supergroup TheGoodTheBadAndTheQueen.The Good, The Bad, And The Queen, as well as contributing to virtual group/pseudo-supergroup Music/{{Gorillaz}}.
29th Nov '14 5:09:53 PM DavidDelony
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* BreakthroughHit: ''Music/LondonCalling'' and "Train In Vain" were the band's American breakthrough.
13th Nov '14 10:22:21 AM moloch
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* CutAndPasteTranslation / ExecutiveMeddling: Upon hearing their debut self-titled album, the suits at their American record label decided it had too much filler, and decided to remove 5 songs and replace them with some of the band's British singles like "Complete Control" and "White Man in Hammersmith Palias". It is almost universally agreed by critics that this actually vastly improved the album, though some also note that adding in the mostly mid-tempo and more polished singles dilutes the UK version's ThreeChordsAndTheTruth feel a bit.

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* CutAndPasteTranslation / ExecutiveMeddling: Upon hearing their debut self-titled album, the suits at their American record label decided it had too much filler, and decided to remove 5 songs and replace them with some of the band's British singles like "Complete Control" and "White Man in Hammersmith Palias".Palais". It is almost universally agreed by critics that this actually vastly improved the album, though some also note that adding in the mostly mid-tempo and more polished singles dilutes the UK version's ThreeChordsAndTheTruth feel a bit.
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