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They only tell us what they want us to know.....An Anti Austerity Demo gathered outside the BBC headquarters in London the other weekend, ...

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MAKE SENSE OF THE SENSELESS ! / QUESTION THE QUESTIONABLE ! / SHOUT ABOVE THE NOISE !

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

IT'S A RIOT !



There is nothing I can possibly say about The Clash that hasn't been said before. Yes they were a mass of contradictions, but they politicised a whole generation from Boris Johnson to Stuart Pearce. That's why they were 'the only band that mattered' they spoke to everyone and they kicked up a mighty fine racket, from Punk to Funk they knew no boundaries. This recording is a gig they did in Hamburg in May 1980, which became known as 'The Riot in Hamburg' Joe got arrested afterwards for assaulting a 'fan' who had been shouting "kill him" at him and generally causing bovver. The trouble had started outside with the local anarcho-punks fighting the police, and continued inside with them storming the stage and shouting into the mic their disgust at The Clash selling out their punk ideals to the CBS Schweine. At one point Mick offers them their money back, ironic as they hadn't paid to get in anyway. Throughout the chaos the band battled on and finish triumphant.

THE CLASH - Hamburg, May 1980 http://www.sendspace.com/file/c2zh5k

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