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ledmik
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#1
The clash are a really good band. what are your favourite songs by them?
High_o
Doctor Worm
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#2
remote control is pretty good, along with basically anything off thier first album
Cal UK
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#3
Londons Calling only song ive heard by em but I loved it
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Cub
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#4
the clash have a lot of cool songs. their first albums pretty solid, the only song i don't like is protex blue, give em enough rope is pretty kick arse too.
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ClashCR46
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#5
White Riot would be a solid choice, but then so would everything else they did - excluding Cut The Crap which was awful and cant be put down to the clash cos two of the funding members had been sacked (not including the first drumer)!
GreenDayChris
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#8
Owt off their first album is bloody good. Actually most their stuff is bloody good.
My faves: Janie Jones, Safe European Home and Magnificent Seven off the top of me head.
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chow7
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#9
i'd say Complete Control, Safe European Home, pretty much any song except for from Cut the Crap and some songs on Sandista
rockeroller
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#10
my favorites are lover's rock and almost every song on their debut.

also i think that the clampdown is one of the greatest songs, not because of amazing skill, but it sounds amazing. wow im tired and not good at 'splainin. sorry.
Last edited by rockeroller at Apr 26, 2006,
johnnynemo
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#11
One thing I that's really cool about early Clash lyrics, is that they hid words in some of the songs that were references to other things.

At the end of the song "Jail Guitar Doors", you can hear Strummer singing "54/46 was my number/Right now someone else has that number", which are the lyrics to the Toots and The Maytals song "54/46".

In the song"Remote Control" the last verse includes the lines, "Repression ? gonna be a Dalek / Repression ? I am a robot / Repression ? I obey.", which was a reference to the Daleks, a race of killer robots from the TV show Doctor Who (and whose only lines in the early shows were "I am a robot. I obey" and "EX-TER-MIN-ATE", before they killed humans.

If you watch the movie Sid and Nancy, the characters imitating Rotten and Vicious also imitate the Daleks cry of "EX- TER- MIN- ATE!, and since that dialogue was based on actual occurences, many punks were either very into, or very aware of, Doctor Who.

For those unaware, this is what a Dalek looks like.
You can see how George Lucas ripped off Doctor Who for R2D2 (especially if you recall that R2D2 has a retractable "arm" that looks like the Dalek's always protruding arm.



He also ripped off C3P0 from the Cybermen on Doctor Who.
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opivy21
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#12
You sure know your robots Nemo.

I don't listen to the Clash, but I have nothing against them. They're not bad.
Last edited by opivy21 at Apr 25, 2006,
RHCPhysco8
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#13
Train in Vain is one of my favorite songs of all time.
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wellthen
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#16
clash city rockers and clampdown are pretty rad
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#18
You know its a good band when this many people come in and each have different favorite songs
misfitsdisciple
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#19
too many "THIS BAND ROCKS" threads.
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Stevethegreat
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#20
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

and for some reason I always liked the xylophone on 'Hitsville U.K.'
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Rock1986
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#21
Police and Thieves
Clampdown
Guns of Brixton
Rock the Casbah
Spanish bombs
Gates of the West
1977
Death or Glory
When they kick at your front door
how are you gonna come
with your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun
capsfan17
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#22
Revolution Rock, Wrong Em Boyo, Death or Glory, Clampdown...
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ledmik
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#23
Clash City Rockers, London Calling, Atom Tan, I'm so Bored with the USA
NOFX_JustinSane
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#24
Safe European Home (Give 'em Enough Rope)
Rudie Cant Fail (London Calling)
Whats My Name (The Clash)
Koka Kola (London Calling)

They are my personal faves, but i cant think of many Clash songs i dont love (excluding Cut The Crap)
Cub
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#25
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Wookiedude
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#27
(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais, Listen, Capital Radio Two, Police on My Back, One More Time, Guns of Brixton, and Rudie Can't Fail. Also, I like all the dub mixes on Super Black Market Clash and Sandinista!. Oh yeah, Complete Control has one of the greatest opening riffs of all time.
hardrock1315
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#29
Safe European Home. I think it includes all the best parts of the Clash. There's the verse, which is like the punkier stuff, like the first album. Then there's the chorus that's a little like London Calling, a little more somber. Also, there's that long bridge part that shows that cool reggae part of them.
BrianApocalypse
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#30
Death or Glory.

As for the daleks, they suck a$$ after their debut.

Pardon me Mr Nemo, but being a Hartnell nerd, I have no choice but to intervene here?

The Daleks had more lines than those single two, although ?Exterminate!? was obviously their bread and butter. Other early Dalek lines include:

(I?ll edit some in tomorrow once I have recapped my memory, but until then ?Silence earthling? and ?you will obey?)

And they didn?t kill any humans in the early shows. They killed a few Thals (the other inhabitants of their home planet Skaro) mind.

I much prefer the first Doctor Who story though, spookily titled ?An unearthly child?. It?s got cavemen in.
Rock1986
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#32
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Oh yeah, great song, I'm listening to it right now
When they kick at your front door
how are you gonna come
with your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun
whiteriot69
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#33
police and thieves, londons burning, whiteriot, all the young punks and cheat
*edit* Nevermind, I just looked at your profile, and you're only 11 years old.



johnnynemo
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#34
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Death or Glory.

As for the daleks, they suck a$$ after their debut.

Pardon me Mr Nemo, but being a Hartnell nerd, I have no choice but to intervene here?

The Daleks had more lines than those single two, although ?Exterminate!? was obviously their bread and butter. Other early Dalek lines include:

(I?ll edit some in tomorrow once I have recapped my memory, but until then ?Silence earthling? and ?you will obey?)

And they didn?t kill any humans in the early shows. They killed a few Thals (the other inhabitants of their home planet Skaro) mind.

I much prefer the first Doctor Who story though, spookily titled ?An unearthly child?. It?s got cavemen in.


I'm glad that someone here watches Doctor Who, no matter how wrong they are about the facts

The Daleks killed lots of people in every episode that they were in, so I'm not sure how you came to the conclusion that they didn't.
They were one of the most feared races of killers in the Doctor Who universe, as they saw any "inferior races" as needing to be exterminated.

For the record, in "Genesis of the Daleks", they kill many Thals, Kaleds and Mutos, as they roved through the Thal city killing everything that moved.

In one of the earliest series of episodes, from 1964, namely the Dalek Invasion Of Earth , two of the characters hide from Dalek patrols and overhear many humans being exterminated by Daleks and are later told that many humans were exterminated in the initial invasion.

If you watched the new Doctor Who episode "Dalek", you'll see that they were/are still scary, especially when the solitary Dalek kills over 200 people.

Obviously, the Daleks definitely have more lines than the ones that I mentioned, as you can see in the episode "Genesis of The Daleks", where the Daleks turn on their creator Davros, who, begging for pity, is told that "pity is not in their vocabulary".
I was merely pointing out the ones used in the aforementioned Clash song ( the oft used "I obey")and the "EXT-TER-MIN-ATE !" quoted by Sid and Johnny in the movie "Sid and Nancy".

Perhaps if you put down the bongos and re-watch the episodes, you'll see what I mean.
Joe Publicity
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#35
'Know your rights' is a cool song infact one of the few good songs on 'Combat rock'. 'Safe European Home','English civil war', 'Guns of Brixton','last Gang in town' are Great. However my ultimate Clash song is 'Complete control'.
Joe/synergy
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#36
Several songs jumped straight to my head initially, but reading through the thread i just get reminded of more!

My faves: Capital Radio, White Man In Hammersmith Palais, Bankrobber, Straight To Hell, Ghetto Defendant, This Is England, Death Or Glory, Clampdown, Remote Control, Complete Control, The Prisoner, Gates Of The West, Safe Eurpean Home..........etc etc etc
TheHeartbreaker
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#38
The Clash are one of the few, if not, only, Punk Bands I can really listen to.

I honestly don't have a favorite song by them, but Rock the Casbah, Train In Vain, Jimmy Jazz, Guns of Brixton, and London Calling are some of the songs are enjoy by them.

Great band.
misfitsdisciple
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#39
haha im so lucky, i went to the only used record store in my town and found two clash albums, Combat Rock, and Black Market Clash. both good albums love em.
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#40
I like the Clash but Rock the Casbah was a steaming pile of crap...