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Clash Take The Fifth

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 22 September 1979

WHEN THE CLASH is in Chicago, there's enough people there to suggest America is waking up, even if the band still fall the wrong side of novelty for a lot of them. A lady journalist asks sweaty Joe Strummer what advice he would give Americans to improve themselves, "Eat less" he replies. There's a lot of one line pokes to the gut on this tour.

Total word count of piece: 618

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