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The Clash: Electric Ballroom/Lyceum London

Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 1979

CLASH GIGS these days aren't the backs–against–the wall experience they used to be. The political tensions and confrontations they once represented are now just so much fuel for a purer rock 'n' roll fire which makes them, with the Pretenders the best British Saturday-night band of the moment. Passionate escapism – no more and no less.

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