History YMMV / TheClash

24th May '17 9:12:55 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoveredUp: "I Fought the Law" was originally by Bobby Fuller in 1964, but The Clash's version is more well known.

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"I Fought the Law" was originally by Bobby Fuller in 1964, but The Clash's version is more well known.known.
** "Police on My Back", was first recorded by reggae rock group The Equals (best known for having a pre-"Electric Avenue" Eddy Grant as its guitarist) and released as a single in 1968.
23rd May '17 3:14:39 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Music/LondonCalling''
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Has its own page now.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Music/LondonCalling''
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** ''Music/LondonCalling''.
** ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!''.
** Hell, the Clash are so good that even their rubbish albums have classic songs. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROj_1R36lX0 "This Is England"]].
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Has its own page now.CoveredUp: "I Fought the Law" was originally by Bobby Fuller in 1964, but The Clash's version is more well known.
* EarWorm:
** "Rock the Casbah" (Or Mustapha Dance) and "Should I Stay or Should I Go".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ertt3o1x65c Spanish Bombs]]! Yo te quiero, oh mi corazón ...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUrNedh5Lqs WHITE, RIOT! I WANNA RIOT! WHITE, RIOT! A RIOT OF MY OWN.]]
** London Calling, to the UNDERWORRRRLD!
** 'Cause I'm running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday... What have I done?



* 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.

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* LastSecondWordSwap: "Cheat's" line GrowingTheBeard: Many critics - including [[http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:m7xvad5kv8wn Allmusic Guide]] - believe that the band grew their beard in a case of ExecutiveMeddling GoneHorriblyRight, the US version of their self-titled debut album which replaced five filler album tracks with singles such as "White Man in Hammersmith Palias" and "Complete Control".
* HilariousInHindsight:
** "Complete Control" has the line,
"You're a fool if you don't know that, so hit my [[VideoGame/GuitarHero guitar hero]]!" Funny enough as it is, but the road you stupid fool" would probably song is also included in ''Guitar Hero: Aerosmith'', and is also downloadable for ''VideoGame/RockBand'', whose creators created the original ''Guitar Hero''.
** The album ''Music/{{Sandinista}}'' features children [[note]]the sons and daughter of Mickey Gallagher, who contributed keyboards to various tracks on the album[[/note]] singing musically LighterAndSofter versions of two of their earlier songs, "Guns of Brixton" and "Career Opportunities". At the time the joke was just the novelty of children singing about [[AgeInappropriateArt non-child-friendly subject matter]] - nowadays this sounds like a parody of Music/KidzBop, a series of compilation where children sing cover versions of top 40 hits (many of which also
have ended with 'twat' but it was changed.age inappropriate themes).


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* SophomoreSlump: ''Give 'Em Enough Rope'' isn't bad, it just fails to deliver. This is because it contains a cover version of a well known song ("English Civil War"), a song with the same riff as a previous single ("Guns On The Roof", the single in question being "Clash City Rockers"), and "Drug Stabbing Time", which may be the worst thing (lyrically) the band ever recorded. The "commercial" production touches of Sandy Pearlman (best known for his work with Music/BlueOysterCult) also pissed off a lot of punk purists. However, the album's variety did pave the way for ''Music/LondonCalling'', their most popular album.
13th Oct '16 4:44:34 PM nombretomado
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Spanish Bombs". At the time, Spain was still a relatively poor country, recovering from the reign of dictator Francisco Franco. Its tourist industry had only really begun a few years earlier, with cheap flights being an incentive. Over the 30+ years since the song was written, Spain is arguably the most popular non-UK holiday destination for Brits (also causing so many to retire there that there are predominantly British communities in places), and tourism has completely transformed its economy and culture. "Spanish Bombs" captures Spain at a time when there was a lot of uncertainty in the air and this had yet to be realised.
** "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" is very obviously about the ColdWar, and is therefore dated. But nowadays, it's best known as the only song Topper Headon sang vocals on.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
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"Spanish Bombs". At the time, Spain was still a relatively poor country, recovering from the reign of dictator Francisco Franco. Its tourist industry had only really begun a few years earlier, with cheap flights being an incentive. Over the 30+ years since the song was written, Spain is arguably the most popular non-UK holiday destination for Brits (also causing so many to retire there that there are predominantly British communities in places), and tourism has completely transformed its economy and culture. "Spanish Bombs" captures Spain at a time when there was a lot of uncertainty in the air and this had yet to be realised.
** "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" is very obviously about the ColdWar, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and is therefore dated. But nowadays, it's best known as the only song Topper Headon sang vocals on.
16th Sep '16 2:05:23 PM SailorPunkRock
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* NeedsMoreLove: Nicky "Topper" Headon and his skills as a drummer are criminally underrated. A ChildProdigy in his instrument, he's especially skilled in jazz, funk, and soul, and believed to be one of the reasons why the band expanded their sound beyond punk. Yet he barely gets talked about whether someone is discussing great drummers.
16th Sep '16 1:22:37 PM SailorPunkRock
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** "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" is very obviously about the ColdWar, and is therefore dated. But now adays, it's best known as the only song Topper Headon sang vocals on.

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** "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" is very obviously about the ColdWar, and is therefore dated. But now adays, nowadays, it's best known as the only song Topper Headon sang vocals on.
16th Sep '16 12:44:09 PM SailorPunkRock
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: From the film ''Westway To The World'', Mick Jones says this about ''Sandinista!'':
--> '''Mick Jones:''' "I always saw it [''Sandinista!''] as a record for people who were on oil rigs or arctic stations that weren't able to get to the record shops regularly."
** Context for those not in the know: when ''Sandinista!'' was the Clash's big effort, a triple album with 36 tracks. Now, depending on who you ask, either the band surrendered the royalties off of the first 200,000 copies in order to make it a triple instead of a double, or deceiving the company into thinking they were releasing a 12-inch single with the album and then including extra tracks: either way, the album went out for the price of a double, just as ''London Calling'' was a double released for the price of a single.

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: From the film ''Westway To The World'', Mick Jones says this about ''Sandinista!'':
--> '''Mick Jones:''' "I always saw it [''Sandinista!''] as a record for people who were on oil rigs or arctic stations that weren't able to get to the record shops regularly."
** Context for those not in the know: when ''Sandinista!'' was the Clash's big effort, a triple album with 36 tracks. Now, depending on who you ask, either the band surrendered the royalties off of the first 200,000 copies in order to make it a triple instead of a double, or deceiving the company into thinking they were releasing a 12-inch single with the album and then including extra tracks: either way, the album went out for the price of a double, just as ''London Calling'' was a double released for the price of a single.
Has its own page now.
16th Sep '16 12:30:04 PM SailorPunkRock
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15th Sep '16 11:23:37 AM SailorPunkRock
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** "Sick Monej" is a fairly popular meme on Tumblr, using hilarious pictures of Mick Jones.
15th Sep '16 11:21:36 AM SailorPunkRock
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** "Ivan Meets G.I Joe" is very obviously about the ColdWar, and is therefore dated. But now adays, it's best known as the only song Topper Headon sang vocals on.
9th Jul '16 1:14:37 AM onionmaster
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Spanish Bombs". At the time, Spain was still a relatively poor country, recovering from the reign of dictator Francisco Franco. Its tourist industry had only really begun a few years earlier, with cheap flights being an incentive. Over the 30+ years since the song was written, Spain is arguably the most popular non-UK holiday destination for Brits (also causing so many to retire there that there are predominantly British communities in places), and tourism has completely transformed its economy and culture. "Spanish Bombs" captures Spain at a time when there was a lot of uncertainty in the air and this had yet to be realised.
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