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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

BURNING LONDON - The Clash Tribute

On the day that Barack Obama won the US elections, and the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes entered the British Houses of Parliament with the intention of blowing them up, here’s a little something for ya; A compilation of mainly American artists, including No Doubt, Rancid, Indigo Girls and Moby amongst others covering tunes by The Clash; a band that politicised a generation of British kids, took America by storm and continue to influence the music and politics of young people across the world to this day. Whether this record is a fitting tribute to The Clash, I’ll leave that for you to decide, the stand out track for me is The Afghan Whigs’s haunting take on Lost In The Super Market, that features Topper Headon on Drums. Worth the £1.99 that I paid for it last week, from a second hand shop in The Forest Of Dean, for that track alone, so it’s gotta be worth a click of yer mouse, who knows you might prefer some of the other offerings.


Anonymous said...

Nuzz matey, found you via the Scars, for which eternal thanks, been trawling for ages .. would like to return the favour but cannot find an email address here .. drop me a line @ david.lombok@hotmail.com .. cheers and ta again, Dave Sez.

gobshyte said...

great post mate.id not heard of this one before.ive added your link on my site.drop by for more clash related goodies if you like.thanks again for this post.

Lee said...

Nice one Nuzz.
Didn't have most of these, love the country version of White Riot.
Hate the version of Should I stay
(Should have used Chubawambas Bank Robber instead) but everyting else is great.

Anonymous said...

Cheers and thanks.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

No problem good people, all ways glad to share the wares!

Unknown said...

Ever met or seen The Clash live - read on...‏

Are you a Clash fan? Did you ever meet the band? Did you ever play in a band who supported The Clash? Have you got an interesting story to tell? I am a researcher working with best-selling author John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and we'd like to hear from you for a forthcoming book to be published by Random House...

'A Good Place Under the Lighting: an Oral History of The Clash'

No band made more of an effort to meet their public than The Clash. As band biographer Pat Gilbert noted, out of the hundreds of thousands of people who saw them live, it sometimes seemed like The Clash met every single one. Shortly before his death Joe Strummer said, ‘We changed lives. Made people go to university. Stopped them from jumping off bridges. People come up and tell me every day.’

This book will try, in some small way, to gauge the depth of this statement. We're looking to speak to who saw and met the group at every stage of their career - from the pub dates of '76 to the stadiums and arenas of '82. If you have an interesting story about an encounter with the band - it can be small or big, funny or serious - please drop me a line at the email address here...

We're especially interested in anyone who might have a photograph of themselves with the band.

John Niven is the best selling author of Kill Your Friends, which has been described as 'the best novel ever written about the music industry' (The Times) and 'the most exciting British novel since Trainspotting'. (Word). 'A Good Place...' is his first non-fiction book.

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