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Clash At The Crossroads

Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, July 1980

OUTSIDE ON Eighth Street, among the pizza parlors and shoe stores, it's early evening. Inside Electric Lady studios, the house that Jimi built, it could be any time at all. At the controls is engineer Bill Price, pushing buttons with one hand and swigging from a bottle of Remy Martin with the other. On bass is Mick Jones, filling in for the absent Paul Simonon, who's off moviemaking in Vancouver. Topper Headon taps his drum kit, while out in the hall Joe Strummer plays acoustic guitar. A young Irishman named Tymon Dogg is singing and fiddling some kind of punky jig or Virginia reel. This is a Clash recording session? This is a Clash song? Am I in the right place?

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