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What are some reall good clash songs I now rock the Casbah and should I stay or should I go but what are some other good ones
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#2
Jail Guitar Doors
Wrong 'em Boyo
Train in Vain
Magnificent seven
London Calling
Straight To Hell
White Riot

Those are all songs that every Clash fan is familiar with.
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jeez... i feel old... i thought people would know this stuff but maybe I'm just out dated..lol

anyways, yeah i grew up with them and they're probably my all time favorite band

Complete Control
White Riot
White Man in Hammersmith Palais (my personal fave)
Safe European Home
Clash City Rockers
Tommy Gun
Last Gang in Town

Anything on London Calling (though Lost in the Supermarket, Death or Glory, and I'm Not Down are particularily good)

Their later stuff get's sorta weird. While the first album was... Real Punk (sorry but in my opinion the true punk genre died in 1979). The second was kind of Political pop Punk, and London calling was a mix of ska, reggae, post-punk, and more interesting stuff... Sandinista and Combat Rock got very experimental. Alot of electronic, dub, funk, and even old school hip hop influences. I personally love both, but I could see where some of the "punk purists" would not, but if you are interested in those check out these

Magnificent 7
Something About England
One More Time
Up In Heaven
Junco Partner
Somebody Got Murdered
The Call Up
Washington Bullets
Charlie Don't Surf(REALLY GOOD!!)
Know Your Rights
Straight To Hell
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You guys forgot like the grooviest and one of the most catchy bass lines of all time, Guns Of Brixton!
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#8
My favorite songs from my two favorite (Clash) albums...

The Clash:
Clash City Rockers
I'm So Bored With the USA
White Riot
Protex Blues

London Calling:
London Calling (obviously)
Jimmy Jazz
Train In Vain
Wrong 'Em Boyo
Death or Glory
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You guys forgot like the grooviest and one of the most catchy bass lines of all time, Guns Of Brixton!


Oh, you mean the bassline that goes on for about 3 minutes and is repetitively boring?

Oh yeah, that Guns of Brixton.

The best clash songs are career opportunities and death or glory.
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the two songs you know and think are good, are not their best work. white riot, safe european home, rudie cant fail, white man in hammersmith palaise (i think thats it)
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#12
GHETTO DEFENDANT!
haha, no really it's a good song.
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#14
^Hahahaha.
I assume from your emoticon that you're just joking.
That song was so bad that it should have been a Big Awful Dissapointment song.

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Real Punk (sorry but in my opinion the true punk genre died in 1979)


Well, look at that.
Someone said the same thing I did and no-one gave him any sh*t for it.
Interesting.

My picks are:

Deny
1977
48 Hours
The Prisoner
Capitol Radio One

One thing that is strange to me is......and I'm not picking on anyone, just making an observation.....recommending songs like "White Riot" and "Lost In The Supermarket".
That's a strange combo, as (most likely) a person will like one and hate the other.
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I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
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One thing that is strange to me is......and I'm not picking on anyone, just making an observation.....recommending songs like "White Riot" and "Lost In The Supermarket".
That's a strange combo, as (most likely) a person will like one and hate the other.


uhh... why is that? You know people are allowed to like different sounding music... as a matter of fact to me all of the musical artists i consider to be true legends have a very varied sound (the beatles, the clash). Sure bands like the Ramones are fun but they're nothing that amazing as for the most part their songs all sound the same
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Well, look at that.
Someone said the same thing I did and no-one gave him any sh*t for it.
Interesting.


I was going to but I had to do something punk... I think I ate a vegan burrito.
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Oh, you mean the bassline that goes on for about 3 minutes and is repetitively boring?

Oh yeah, that Guns of Brixton.

The best clash songs are career opportunities and death or glory.



Haha, listen up buddy, if you dont want repetition you should go get the "Yes 20th Century Masters" CD.
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chinese water torture is more pleasing than Yes.
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#19
The only good thing about Yes is that when the bass kicks in, it is quite interesting, and it isn't too long before something else starts. The rest of the songs suck though.
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I got the Live on Broadway 3-disk set, it's pretty cool.

I only paid about £10 for it, coz it was in the HMV sale.
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^ I've actually been meaning to get that, but I don't feel like supporting the Military Industrial Complex.




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#23
Rabid Dog is definitely nemo on a multiple account but on a different computer...
#24
the best Clash songs are:
Death or Glory
Julies Been Working for the Drug Squad
White Riot
Career Oppurtunities
Janie Jones
Clampdown
Stay Free
Cheat
Garageland
and Clash City Rockers
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uhh... why is that? You know people are allowed to like different sounding music... as a matter of fact to me all of the musical artists i consider to be true legends have a very varied sound (the beatles, the clash). Sure bands like the Ramones are fun but they're nothing that amazing as for the most part their songs all sound the same


Sure, people can and do have varying tastes in music.
But many, many people who love the 1st Clash album hate Sandanista, as reflected by Sandanista's poor sales.
It's only logical because the first album is punk and reggae and Sandanista is disco and funk.
Only a sycophant blindly continues to love a band after they've changed their sound, particularly if it's in direct opposition to what they originally sounded like.

Slow songs sell like hotcakes, because you can put them on at little "suburban married couple's potluck dinners" and create an atmosphere of serenity and false security.
That's why Green Day will be remembered for (and sold millions of) songs like "When I Come Around", instead of "Longview".

Try this some time:
Get together with a bunch of people you know who love soft poppy Beatles songs like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and play the Stiff Little Fingers song "That's When Your Blood Bumps", which is a nice mellow reggae song.
Give everyone some wine or whatever and take note how everyone is having a groovy time.
Then throw on the SLF song "Suspect Device" and watch them spit out their wine and clear out of there to get away from the "that awful racket".
I've done this several times and it always works....and makes me laugh.
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I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
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Suburbia. Married. Love. Couples. Automobiles. Children. Green Day.

(sorry... just trying to annoy Nemo)
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Their first album.

1984-85 Black Flag. Minor Threat. Punk's Not Dead. Crass.

(also is trying to annoy nemo).
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Only a sycophant blindly continues to love a band after they've changed their sound, particularly if it's in direct opposition to what they originally sounded like.

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i suppose... tho to me... most people in the punk community as well as the indie or underground hip hop or whatever alternative communites are obviously not going to suck up to a band or society.... the true sycophant of these communities is the person that takes whatever position is trendy at the time within the scene. I'll site Johhny Ramone on that... while I myself am a crazy left winger.. Johnny Ramone always said he was right wing because he felt so overwhelmed by how everyone around him was super liberal to the point that he got disgusted and he went right wing...

the point is people should make decisions and opinions for themselves... not let the "scene" do it for them. To me what is so cool about the Clash is that each album was radically different sounding but still had damn good songs. A true artist can crossover into any form and still be sucessful.

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Rabid Dog is definitely nemo on a multiple account but on a different computer...


heh... fair enough... though i like to think i use a bit more support and reasoning behind my many arguments... (no offense ment to nemo)
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Am I going out on a limb by saying that I think London Calling is a crappy record?

I think I am. But it is.


Anyway, the first Clash record is the best - and one of the only ones worth buying, imo. Give 'Em Enough Rope was kind of a sophomore slump, Sandinista was good, Super Black Market Clash was medicre, London Calling is crap (imo) and Combat Rock is downright cartoonish.

I'm not even going to mention the last one.
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hmm... interesting.... can't say i agree with you on London Calling... but Give 'Em Enough Rope is my least favorite (i do enjoy it though) Combat Rock and Sandinista are tricky in my opinion... there are some songs on those that i hate... but there are also songs that i absolutly love. Oh and... Cut The Crap... does anyone even count that as a Clash album? I heard Joe Strummer himself disowned it...
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Am I going out on a limb by saying that I think London Calling is a crappy record?

I think I am. But it is.


I wouldn't say it's crappy, but I was EXTREMELY disappointed when I got it.

The best Clash song is Safe European Home. (IMO)
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All I know is that Complete Control still makes my balls tingle and I wrote an article on it for Liz.
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complete control makes me go into seizures where i dream of being a central american socialist revolutionary leader/punk rock singer who has hijacked all radio and television station globally and is just saying "F-YOU" to all of the scumbags on the planet and none of them can escape it... and i'm opposed by an army who carries around red banners with a white circle in which there is (not a swastika) a black MTV emblem.... and in the end we over throw capitalism and everyone has a clash dance party...

just my insane punk day dream that i've been reliving since i was like 13
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About two hours ago I went to see my little brother's class assembly about the London Fire. They're all about seven years old, so it was pretty bad by normal standards but good for seven year olds. Anyways at the end they played London calling and they were all jumping around in their silly costumes... ahaha... good times
According to BS statistics, 92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you're among the 8% who doesn't consider rap to be real music, donate your brains, as you clearly aren't using them.
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complete control makes me go into seizures where i dream of being a central american socialist revolutionary leader/punk rock singer who has hijacked all radio and television station globally and is just saying "F-YOU" to all of the scumbags on the planet and none of them can escape it... and i'm opposed by an army who carries around red banners with a white circle in which there is (not a swastika) a black MTV emblem.... and in the end we over throw capitalism and everyone has a clash dance party...

just my insane punk day dream that i've been reliving since i was like 13


I think that complete control has one of the best messages.

Know your rights does too, but it is a bit more purile, if you get my drift.
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I actually like to pretend that "Know Your Rights" is a lost track from the 1st album, much like how the songs "Capitol Radio" and "The Prisoner" are on Black Market Clash, but were from the early days of the Clash.

And to rabid dog,
I got into the Clash because I hated disco, and when they begin to play disco, I was not happy.
I saw it as a complete sell-out move and a betrayal.
There's no "support and reasoning" behind backing a band that changes its' sound to something that you hate.

You also didn't mention the example I provided (with SLF).
I can only suppose that is due to your not wanting to concede the point.
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I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
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My fav. songs are:

White Riot
Clampdown
I Fought The Law
London Calling
Jimmy Jazz
Hateful
Rudie Can't Fail
Spanish Bombs
Lost In The Supermarket
Guns of Brixton
Death Or Glory
Did you see the stylish kids in the riot?


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