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The Clash and Stimulin at The Lyceum: The Parody Lingers On

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1981

THE PATH of Joe Strummer is, as we know, lined with well-intentioned, golden-hearted errors, and the first of tonight's was Stimulin, whose sound mix was from start to finish a disaster. Diehard Clash zombies didn't care too much for them either. Not that anyone threw beer cans at them, like they did at Grandmaster Flash in New York, but when Alix Sharkey announced that band's last song, there were loud cheers of relief.

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