New Live Clash Album And DVD

SonyBMG will release The Clash 'Live at Shea Stadium' album and 'The Clash Live -Revolution Rock' DVD simultaneously on 6th October.

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SonyBMG will release The Clash 'Live at Shea Stadium' album and 'The Clash Live - Revolution Rock' DVD simultaneously on 6th October.

Recorded at New York's Shea Stadium in 1982, 'Live at Shea Stadium' captures the band at the peak of its powers and on devastating form. Bristling with energy and attitude, 'Live at Shea Stadium' is destined to feature alongside James Brown at the Apollo, The Who at Leeds and Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison as one of the greatest live recordings of all time.

The Clash, opening for The Who on their farewell tour of the US, played two nights at the legendary Shea Stadium (12th & 13th Oct 1982). Recorded by Glyn Johns, the album features the second night's performance in its entirety. Despite being the support act, the New York Post reported 'there were as many Clash fans on those nights as Who fans'. One of the few remaining unreleased Clash treasures, the recordings have long been sought after by fans. The tapes were unearthed by the late Joe Strummer whilst packing for a move.

'Live at Shea Stadium' track listing:

  • Kosmo Vinyl Introduction
  • London Calling
  • Police On My Back
  • Guns Of Brixton
  • Tommy Gun
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Armagideon Time
  • The Magnificent Seven (return)
  • Rock The Casbah
  • Train In Vain
  • Career Opportunities
  • Spanish Bombs
  • Clampdown
  • English Civil War
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  • I Fought The Law

    The Clash released their fifth album 'Combat Rock' prior to the US tour. The album contained the single 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', which received heavy airplay in the US. The following single, 'Rock the Casbah' was a Top 40 hit in the US, with heavy rotation on MTV. Original Clash drummer Terry Chimes, who appeared on the band's eponymously-titled debut album, plays on 'Live at Shea Stadium'.


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      I doubt this is going to top 'From here to Eternity', which is probably the closest thing to a perfect live album.
      My second favourite band... it is just before their decay started... This should be nice but Chimes isn't half as good as Topper Headon
      No Topper, way too combat rock heavy, and no White Man In Hammersmith. They're supporting the who and none of the band where on greatest terms at the time. Still should be really good, Shea Stadium and all I'll probs get the DVD, as they've got enough live albums.
      too bad a lot of their early stuff from their self titled album is not included, but still the list is solid, The Magnificent Seven, Spanish Bombs, and Clampdown are three of my favorites from them
      This is typical record company mentality. Going for hard cash from the clash. The stadium shows lack the intensity of a club venue but the people who are after your cash aint thinking about that. You only have to look at the live footage in the "rude boy" film, to see that.