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The Clash at the Rainbow, London, December 1977. Photo: Jill Furmanovsky

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The Clash: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Live Review by Miles, NME, April 1977

A ROW OF PARKED Vivas, Consuls and Zephyrs indicated that the ICA had an audience a little different to the usual. It was "A Night ...

Clash: The Clash; Give 'Em Enough Rope; London Calling; Sandinista!; Combat Rock; Cut The Crap

Review by Mat Snow, Q, June 1989

UNLIKE THE Sex Pistols, the other great London punk-rock group had ambitions beyond delivering the short, sharp shock to the system suggested by the sudden ...

Joe Strummer: Definitely Not Admitting Defeat Yet

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, September 1999

"I THINK GOOD manners will come back. In America, kids saw punk rock as a licence to be as rude as possible. I didn't like ...

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The Clash's Joe Strummer (1978)

Interview by Howie Klein, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1978

A typically splendid Strummer interview: He explains Ska! He digs Steve Miller! He prefers the Sun to the Guardian! He's in hospital with hepatitis! Plus stuff on gobbing, politics, the upcoming 2nd Clash album etc.

File format: mp3; file size: 25mb, interview length: 27' 17" sound quality: ***

The Clash's Paul Simonon (1978)

Interview by Howie Klein, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1978

The Clash's bassman talks about his life pre-Clash; the Clash's politics (personal and public); his development as a musician and a showman, and a whole lot more.

File format: mp3; file size: 53.4mb, interview length: 58' 16" sound quality: ***

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The Kursaal Flyers/Crazy Cavan/Clash: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, September 1976

JOE STRUMMER'S Clash--the best new band of the year? Well, some would claim as much. At least you can guarantee that any band ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks: Screen On The Green, Islington, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, September 1976

Our Islington correspondent mingles with the Sex Pistols' portable audience looking for Johnny Rotten's toof. It's incisive stuff… ...

Parade Of The Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, October 1976

THE 600-STRONG line, which last Monday straggled across two blocks outside London's 100 Club in Oxford Street, waiting for the Punk Rock Festival to start, ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash et al: Punk Rock Festival, 100 Club, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, October 1976

High dummy count flunks punks ...

The (?) Rock Special (#5): Other Bands

Profile by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

"I don't understand why people think it's so difficult to learn to play the guitar. I found it incredibly easy. You just pick a chord ...

Welcome To The (?) Rock Special (#1): In Love With The Modern World

Overview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

Johnny Rotten, the Clash, the Damned and a committed cast of hundreds of new music makers give the finger to the old farts ...

Roogalator/The Clash: Fulham Town Hall, London; The Vibrators: Nashville, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, November 1976

THIS ONE takes place in Fulham Town Hall and a glance tells you whoever designed this place had his sights firmly set on Cummerbund City. ...

The Clash: Barbarellas, Birmingham

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, November 1976

WEDNESDAY HAD been booked as Punk Night at Barbarellas, an excuse, if nothing else, for the club deejay to fall in love with the sound ...

The Clash: Down And Out And Proud

Interview by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, November 1976

THREE WEEKS AGO at London's ICA, Jane and Shane, regulars on the new-wave punk rock scene, were sprawled at the edge of the stage. Blood ...

The Clash: Eighteen Flight Rock...

Interview by Miles, NME, December 1976

...AND THE SOUND OF THE WESTWAY ...

Pistols, Clash etc.: What Did You Do On The Punk Tour, Daddy?

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, December 1976

The Sex Pistols/The Clash/The Heartbreakers /The Buzzcocks: Electric Circus, Manchester ...

Sex Pistols, The Clash, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Electric Circus, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, NME, December 1976

THREE DANCE bands playing the Electric Circus for the second time in ten days. They're back because the Circus is one of the very few ...

The 100 Club Punk Rock Festival

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

Monday, September 20th: The Sex Pistols, the Clash, Subway Sect, Siouxsie and the Banshees. Tuesday, September 21st: The Damned, Chris Spedding and the Vibrators, the ...

The Clash

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

WHEN I FIRST interviewed the Clash in their barrack like studio in Chalk Farm, they had yet to sign a record contract, although they were ...

The Clash etc: Harlesden's Burning

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, March 1977

The Clash/The Buzzcocks/The Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London ...

The Clash/Buzzcocks/Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, NME, March 1977

NICK KENT comes out of hiding to offer himself as a 'punk' sacrifice to the ritualistic 'beat' of THE CLASH, THE BUZZCOCKS, THE SUBWAY SECT ...

The Clash: 'White Riot' (CBS)

Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, March 1977

The Clash: there's a riot goin' on... ...

The Clash: Konkrete Klockwork

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

AT THE MOMENT there isn't a group in the New Wave that comes within spitting distance of The Clash, live or on record. Within a ...

The Clash, Buzzcocks, Subway Sect, Slits: Coliseum, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, April 1977

THE GRANDLY-NAMED COLISEUM in Harlesden, London, turned out somewhat grander than most people expected. It's no fleapit, more a small local theatre — complete with ...

The Clash: The Clash (CBS)*****

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, April 1977

If You Don't Like The Clash, You Don't Like Rock 'N 'Roll ...

Blind Date with Flo & Eddie

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1977

A monthly blindfold test by those masters of Slander Rock, Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan ...

The Clash: Palais des Glaces, Paris

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, May 1977

THE AUDIENCE at the Palais des Glaces, a sleazy 30's flea-pit with odd nooks where Parisians indulged in the bourgeois old-wave habit of getting high ...

The Front Line: On The Road With The Clash

Report by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, May 1977

JOE STRUMMER says he'll smash my face in if I so much as print a syllable of what's said in the dressing room of the ...

The Clash, The Jam, The Buzzcocks: The Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, May 1977

Rock ‘n’ roll can be one of the few honest things left in this world.Yes.An event, a gathering of the clans.Yes.But it was all down ...

Clash In Euro-Rock Horror

Report by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, August 1977

'Bilzen? more like Belsen' Clash, Damned: Bilzen Festival, Belgium ...

The Clash, Generation X: Only in ZigZag! The New Clash Single!

Review by Robin Banks, ZigZag, September 1977

THE CLASH: 'Complete Control'/'The City of the Dead' (CBS) ...

The Clash: Who's In Love With Janie Jones?

Interview by Caroline Coon, Sounds, October 1977

DURING THE hot summer of 1976, a No. 31 bus jolts through Notting Hill Gate. On the top deck is Mick Jones, humming a riff. ...

The Clash in Belfast

Report by Caroline Coon, Sounds, October 1977

AT FIRST the band were reluctant to have their photo taken anywhere near the soldiers. "They'll think we're here to entertain the troops," said Strummer. ...

The Clash: Clash City Rockers On Tour

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1977

DERBY KING'S HALL. The thickset geezer with the appearance of a frustrated rugby player – too short to make the scrum but just as tough ...

The Clash: Greatness from Garageland

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Trouser Press, February 1978

UNANNOUNCED, TO SAY the least, a kid in boots, suspenders and short-cropped hair clambers through the photographers' pit and up onto the stage of London's ...

The Clash: Give 'Em Enough Rope (Epic JE 35543)

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, February 1978

THE CLASH IS A PUNK ROCK BAND and proud of it, but fans who dismiss it for that reason alone are making a mistake. This ...

Cult Figure Cuts Clash To Suit American Dream Machine

Interview by Paul Rambali, NME, February 1978

SANDY PEARLMAN IS A BRISK and lively talker. He can probably offer an animated dissertation of any number of irregular topics, ranging from advancements in ...

Rock Against Racism Carnival: Victoria Park, Hackney, London

Report by Chris Salewicz, NME, May 1978

AS HE STOOD at the top of Whitehall at 10.35 last Sunday morning gazing impassively towards Nelson's Column, the optimism of Commander Walker of Scotland ...

Blue Oyster Cult and Sandy Pearlman

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, May 1978

ERIC BLOOM is adamant about the current position and status of the band he sings and plays for, the am-aaa-zing Blue Oyster Cult; they are ...

The Clash: The 'Serious In-Depth Interview' You've Been Waiting For!

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, June 1978

"AAAWOOOEEEUUUOOO, PETE...'ear you bin to the States...how wazzit?" ...

The Clash Rule The New Wave

Comment by Simon Frith, Creem, July 1978

ANYBODY WHO knows anything knows that the Clash is the best band in Britain; what is difficult to decide is if, in 1978, this means ...

The Clash/The Specials: Friar's, Aylesbury

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, July 1978

FOR PEOPLE who like to put things in neat little pecking orders – and because of our conditioning there's a lot of them – the ...

The Clash: Clash On Tour

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, July 1978

IT'S AS IF THE Clash's 'Police And Thieves' stage backdrop has suddenly transmogrified into moving 3-D. ...

The Clash, Suicide: The Music Machine, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, August 1978

TIME HAS come today. Third of four Music Machine gigs and – surprise! – the ritual bottling of Suicide appears to have been omitted for ...

The Clash: Problems with The Roxy

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, October 1978

I'D CALLED Mick Jones last Friday night The parsimonious Bernie Rhodes – who, though a replacement manager has yet to be found (and it is ...

The Clash: Queens University, Belfast

Live Review by Gavin Martin, NME, October 1978

THE LAST time The Clash tried to play The Ulster Hall a combination of big business insurance moguls and local bureaucratic bullshit caused the gig ...

The Clash: Black'n White Drop Outasite

Live Review by Ian Penman, NME, November 1978

The Clash: Roxy Theatre, Harlesden ...

The Clash: Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, November 1978

PERSPECTIVE. THE Clash are heroes (but not mine). ...

The Clash/The Slits: Village Bowl, Bournemouth

Live Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1978

IT'S 5.30 in the morning and for some reason I'm stuck on a ledge halfway down a several hundred foot cliff overhanging Bournemouth beach... And ...

The Clash: Give 'em Enough Rope (CBS 82431)

Review by Robin Banks, ZigZag, December 1978

A TRIUMPHANT roar of battles won. This album is a paean to victory than demands instant recognition and then leaves one gasping for breath, exhausted ...

A Clash Of Interests

Profile and Interview by Miles, Time Out, December 1978

Will success spoil Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon and Joe Strummer? Miles chronicles the decline of a movement and the rise of a rock ...

The Clash: Electric Ballroom/Lyceum London

Live Review by 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 ...

The Clash: Sending for the Cavalry

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Sounds, 1979

The Clash: Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles A CLASH TREAT for their fans this, a five dollar ticket and a smaller setting than bands ...

The Clash: Give 'Em Enough Rope

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1979

THE CLASH HAVE been through a lot since they last released an album, almost 19 months ago, and so has the scene that they emerged ...

The Clash: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, NME, January 1979

LIKE THE few other rock bands that occasionally verge on genius – such at The Rolling Stones and the original Roxy Music – The Clash ...

The Clashmen Meet The Pearlman

Report and Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, February 1979

"It wasn't the easiest thing I've ever I done, that's for sure." I had Sandy Pearlman, Record Producer, on the phone from some unnamed restaurant ...

The Clash In America

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, February 1979

"SO YOU think we lost the battle — then go home and weep about it. Sometimes you’ve got to wake up in the morning and ...

The Clash In L.A.: Just The Best

Live Review by Don Snowden, LA Weekly, February 1979

THE ARRIVAL in LA of The Clash, the hot English rock band, had been eagerly anticipated by local hard-core rockers ever since the release of ...

The Clash: Give 'Em Enough Rope (Epic)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, March 1979

FUTURE SHOCK NOW (If You Want It) ...

The Clash: The Fillmore, San Francisco

Live Review by Howie Klein, New York Rocker, March 1979

EXCEPT FOR THE fact that they're probably the best performing band around, there's something almost superfluous to Clashness about the band's shows. Wait a minute ...

The Clash, Bo Diddley,Pearl Harbor & The Explosions: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Howie Klein, New York Rocker, April 1979

EXCEPT FOR the fact that they're probably the best performing band around, there's something almost superfluous to Clashness about the band's shows. Wait a minute ...

The Clash, Bo Diddley: The Palladium, New York NY

Live Review by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, April 1979

DON'T EXPECT the back-Clash to start here. Since the Clash's smashingly successful Palladium debut, I have had some second thoughts, but none of these contradict ...

The Clash On Tour

Report and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Creem, May 1979

DURING THE ten days between February 7 and 17, 1979, the people of Iran toppled the Shah; the American ambassador was assassinated in Afghanistan; President ...

Clash City Talkers: New York Meets Jones And Co.

Report and Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1979

There's nothing quite as frustrating to watch as the hypocrisy of press, radio, and record companies rushing to get behind some new band that has ...

The Clash: Yes It's Strummer In The City

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, June 1979

HOT TOWN! Strummer in the city: walks into the Kings Road pub that serves as his temporary local while he's staying in Fulham dead on ...

ZigZag: The Party (The Pain)

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1979

IT WAS OUR party... the day ZigZag came OUT. An erratic monthly "fanzine" (not owned by IPC or any other gardening clubs) celebrated ten years ...

Clash Take The Fifth

Report by Paul Morley, NME, 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 ...

Clash Bites Apple

Live Review by Van Gosse, Melody Maker, September 1979

FIRST time here, in February, the Clash were merely grand. The energy was awesome but the music was more volume than anything else; in the ...

The Clash Turn Pro (Sort Of)

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, September 1979

TUESDAY LUNCHTIME: Cleveland Airport. With a couple of hours to kill before my one-stop-only flight to Minneapolis and the first date on the Clash’s second ...

Clash in NYC - Waiting for Ivan

Report and Interview by Mary Harron, Melody Maker, October 1979

According to reports, it was a hot, dead, airless summer in New York City. With nothing much happening on the local music scene, excitement centred ...

Clash USA '79

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, October 1979

Details: The Scene ...

The Clash: The Fastest Gang In The West

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, October 1979

DETAILS: THE FIFTH MEMBER Micky Gallagher turned up in Boston. Four or five dates into the Clash itinerary and The Blockheads' jumpy Irish keyboardist slips ...

The Clash/Undertones/Sam & Dave: The Palladium, NYC

Live Review by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, November 1979

THIS REVIEW is being turned in weeks late, and I know why. After all these years and all these bands, all the disappointing second albums ...

Rash Clash Mash In Motor City Bash

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1979

JOE STRUMMER and I are sitting in a bar, talking about his band. I ask him about ‘I Fought the Law’ and its relatively unexpected ...

The Clash: London Calling

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, December 1979

"...the wit of the city's urchins is as sharp as the finest conversation of the rural lord; the vulgar speech of the street arabs is ...

The Clash: London Calling (CBS) **

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, December 1979

"THE HELL with it! Let chaos reign, louder music, more wine, the hell with the standings, the top rungs are up for grabs. All the ...

Guy Stevens: “There Are Only Two Phil Spectors In The World And I Am One Of Them”

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, December 1979

Selected tableaux from The Guy Stevens Story. ...

The Clash: One Step Beyond

Interview by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, December 1979

INSIDE THE CLASH'S new rehearsal studio, under a railway bridge somewhere in South London, Joe Strummer is singing a slow country blues about rolling boxcars, ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Clash and Matumbi: A Concert for the People of Kampuchea

Live Review by Paul Rambali, NME, January 1980

It could only be cold comfort to them, but this isn’t the first time rock ‘n’ roll has played a distant part in the lives ...

The Clash: Rude Boy

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, January 1980

LONDON CALLING? It hardly covers the situation. Every is-or-was punk fan in the country must be quietly slavering to see the Clash film and apprehensive ...

The Clash Play Revolution Rock

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Trouser Press, March 1980

IT'S FOUR days before Christmas. A dark, early evening damp with snow and rain. Immediately south of the Thames, in the inappropriately genteel Victorian suburb ...

The Clash: Six Days On The Road And 16 Tons Of Fun…

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1980

THE QUEST GOES ON, HIT THE DECK! ...

Rude Boy: Directed by Jack Hazan; Starring Ray Gange and The Clash; Cert X

Film/DVD Review by Robin Banks, ZigZag, April 1980

RUDE BOY CAN FAIL ...

The Clash Clamp Down on Detroit

Report and Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, June 1980

Or: Give 'Em Enough Wisniowka ...

The Clash: Joe Strummer Answers The Call-Up

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, December 1980

WORKING ON THE theory that if you give him enough rope he'll either hang or save himself, the following pages are left basically for the ...

The Clash: Sandinista! (CBS)

Review by Nick Kent, NME, December 1980

OK, OK, they're a jolly prolific bunch always about to give their audience more than their money's worth, but – Christ, let's not mince words ...

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

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 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 ...

The Clash: Sandinista!

Review by Van Gosse, Village Voice, January 1981

CONFRONTING THE Clash's epic monstrosity Sandinista! is like being a teacher (which I once was) and having one of your favorite little buggers show up ...

The Clash: Home On The Range

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, February 1981

PAUL SIMONON lives in a modest two-room Notting Hill basement flat just north of Ladbroke Grove tube station. ...

The Clash: Sandinista!

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, April 1981

THE FIRST TIME the Clash ventured into a recording studio they emerged with a concise blockbuster 45 ('White Riot') that deliv-ered the goods in under ...

The Clash: Sandinista!

Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, April 1981

The slapstick guerilla politics have never sounded more outlandishly unfashionable. Gone are the triple-front-line punk harmonics & amphetamine raw power. Ditto for the crunching metallic ...

Heart & Mind: The Paul Simonon Interview

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, May 1981

WHATEVER YOU think of the Clash — and I haven't much cared for them since 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais' — a couple of things ...

The Clash

Report and Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, June 1981

STANDING BY the toilet door, the kid recognised him instantly. The hair piled up in a scraggy mess. The white leather jacket. The beautiful punkette ...

How The Clash Fed The Wonderbread Generation, Made The Mountain Come to Mohammed - And Other Miracles

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, NME, June 1981

The winner of NME's Flatter The Clash competition checks out the ramifications when an English band's world is at Bonds. ...

The Clash: The Return of Native Paranoia

Report by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, August 1981

IN HOT humid New York City, the eight Clash dates at Bonds discotheque had their number doubled following a first night raid by the Fire ...

Clash Credibility Rule!

Interview by Paul Rambali, NME, October 1981

YES, IT'S TIME ONCE AGAIN TO REACH INSIDE THE NME CLOSET, BLOW THE DUST OFF THE OLD CLASH RULER, AND SEE HOW THE LADS ARE ...

The Clash: Combat Rock (CBS) ***

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, May 1982

Gonna write a Clashic ...

The Clash: Up The Hill Backwards

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, May 1982

HALF PAST ONE on Portobello Road. Past the chippy, opposite the bookshop, within earshot of a man with an amplified mouth-harp honking and scything through ...

Three Convictions on the Road From Hell

Live Review by Richard Cook, NME, July 1982

The Clash: Fair Deal, Brixton, London ...

The Clash: Revolution Rock

Profile and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Downbeat, December 1982

IT'S AN UGLY voice. Gruff, guttural, uncouth, barbaric at times. Joe Strummer can't sing, not like an Al Jarreau or a Joni Mitchell, anyway. Lyrics ...

Combat Rockers

Profile by Penny Valentine, History of Rock, The, 1983

IF THERE WAS one band that successfully rose above punk’s swift and premature decline, it was the Clash. Although historically the Sex Pistols remain the ...

Punk: 1977 - Two Sevens Clash

Essay by Chris Salewicz, History of Rock, The, 1983

AS A REBEL MUSIC, punk rock had close affinities with reggae. When the punk movement found a focal point and place of worship in the ...

The Clash’s Greatest Hits: Clash City Rockers

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, April 1983

"In 1977 I hope I go to heaven'Cos I been too long on the doleAnd I can't work at allDanger stranger — you better paint ...

US Festival ’83: No More In ‘84

Report by John Mendelsohn, Record, The, Summer 1983

AFTER PUNK, audiences weren’t supposed to pay large amounts of money anymore for the privilege of watching superstars from the length of a football field ...

The Clash: Pop Will Die... And Rebel Rock Will Rule

Interview by Richard Cook, NME, February 1984

"YOU DON'T TREAT your enemies better than you treat your friends." ...

The Clash: The Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, March 1984

ONCE UPON a time when we were a little more naive than we like to admit, The Clash seemed pretty important, like they were the ...

The Mouth That Roared: The Return of The Clash

Report and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Record, The, June 1984

Joe Strummer announces the Clash’s comeback in no uncertain terms. ...

The Clash: They Want To Spoil The Party So They'll Stay

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, October 1984

CREEM CONTRIBUTOR Mark Norton and I were talking several days before the Clash "invaded" Detroit, and we began discussing the concept of "armchair activism" and ...

Punk: Rogues Gallery

Overview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1986

TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE, AS TO WHERE THE ORIGINALS FROM '76 HAVE GONE; BE IT A WAYSIDE DITCH OR A MAJOR RECORD COMPANY WATER ...

Strummer on Man, God, Law – and the Clash

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, January 1988

HAS JOE STRUMMER lost his ambition and drive? It was strange last month to see one of rock's all-time most involving performers serving simply as ...

Joe Strummer

Interview by Jon Savage, unpublished, May 1988

This interview was for Jon Savage's classic punk book England's Dreaming, and is published here in its entirity for the first time. ...

Big Audio Dynamite: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll...

Interview by William Shaw, Blitz, July 1988

...but Mick Jones likes it. Jones has an old-fashioned attitude towards music which began long before his days as guitar hero with The Clash. His current band, Big Audio Dynamite, release ...

Sid Vicious crashed my 21st

Essay by Peter Silverton, Observer, The, 1991

At this distance, all I can remember for certain is the gangle of his legs and the pinch of his cheeks. ‘This is John,’ said ...

The Clash

Book Excerpt by Ira Robbins, The Big Takeover, 1994

Even if the basic impetus for punk rock was just traditional teen needs like pissing off parents and claiming a cultural identity, some of the ...

The Clash: Clash on Broadway (Legacy)

Review by Tom Hibbert, Q, June 1994

DID YOU know that The Clash's song, 'Career Opportunities', was written whilst the band feasted on potato croquettes from Kentucky Fried Chicken? ...

The Clash on Broadway

Retrospective by Chris Salewicz, MOJO, August 1994

IF THERE WAS ONE PIVOTAL EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE Clash's assault on the USA it was the season of 17 shows they played ...

The Clash on Broadway (2)

Interview by Chris Salewicz, MOJO, August 1994

Joe Strummer talks to Chris Salewicz ...

Clash/Subway Sect/Slits/Prefects: Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford

Retrospective by Ian Fortnam, NME, October 1994

BORED TEENAGERS – SUBURBAN HICKS with soap-stiffened Sid Vicious barnets and bleeding earlobes gape in awestruck, whey-faced wonder. Chelmsford, anonymous epicentre of NOWHERE is playing ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, The Heartbreakers, The Buzzcocks: Destination Nowhere

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1996

Twenty years ago this month, the Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned, Heartbreakers and Buzzcocks embarked upon the Anarchy Tour. What followed more than lived up to ...

The Clash: A Career Overview

Overview by Ian Fortnam, music365.com, June 1999

IN 1977, ROCK'N'ROLL WASN'T merely a peripheral diversion to take your mind off of the mortgage on a Saturday night, it was a matter of ...

The Clash: From Here to Eternity

Review by Ira Robbins, salon.com, October 1999

ON PAPER, the October 1982 pairing of the Clash and the Who at Shea Stadium in New York should have been historic. And maybe it ...

Various Artists: Cash From Chaos: The Complete Punk Collection

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, February 2002

Perverse selection – from New York Dolls to Gonads, Buzzcocks to Toy Dolls — misses chance to be definitive summary ...

Joe Strummer is Dead; Long Live the Clash!

Obituary by Gavin Martin, CounterPunch, December 2002

THE CHRISTMAS CARD from Joe Strummer and family arrived by email on Sunday night, a seasonal greeting accompanied by Joe's colourful illustration of a fantasy ...

Less Rotten Than Reasonable: Joe Strummer and My Punk Damascus

Memoir by Simon Warner, PopMatters, December 2002

ALTHOUGH I saw Joe Strummer in action many times, I only met him once and, embarrassingly, confused him with someone else. ...

Up In Heaven: Joe Strummer, 1952-2002

Obituary by Fred Mills, Seattle Weekly, January 2003

Why should we assume people get worse [with age]? I think you should just get on with it. Look at Paul Newman. And the Sufis ...

Joe Strummer: Comrade, Goodbye

Memoir by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, March 2003

SOMETIME IN 1979, I WAS interviewing Joe Strummer for the NME in the Worlds End pub on the King's Road. As well as giving me ...

The Clash: London Calling 25th Anniversary

Retrospective by Ben Myers, Record Collector, October 2004

BY EARLY 1979, to the outside world The Clash were coasting. In their three short years of existence they had signed to Sony for a ...

Paul Simonon: London's Most Handsome Man

Interview by Ben Myers, 3ammagazine.com, November 2004

IT'S ALL ABOUT poise. If you don't have poise – definition "balance; a dignified and self-assured manner" – in rock 'n' roll, you're nothing. Paul ...

The Clash: Vanilla Tapes

Report and Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, November 2004

THE VANILLA material is clearly aimed at Clash collectors who routinely snap up underground recordings of the band. As Simonon himself freely volunteered, he’s not ...

Spotlight On The Clash — London Calling

Memoir by Kris Needs, Clash, December 2009

IT DOESN'T seem 30 years since that night at Wessex Studios when The Clash were putting the finishing touches on London Calling. We'd been sitting ...

Vinyl Icon: The Clash

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, May 2011

UNUSUALLY, FOR AN ALBUM awarded Vinyl Icon status, the "fi" of The Clash's eponymous debut is not of the highest. It is, however, an album ...

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see also Good The Bad and The Queen, The

see also Joe Strummer

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