History YMMV / TheClash

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.
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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.
13th May '16 7:51:25 AM malifee
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** 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.
7th Feb '16 7:34:19 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: ''Music/LondonCalling'' by consensus, though ''Music/{{Sandinista}}'' and their debut are also quite well liked.
7th Jan '16 11:06:21 AM CassandraLeo
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* MagnumOpus: ''Music/LondonCalling'' by consensus, though ''Music/{{Sandinista}}'' and their debut are also quite well liked.
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