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Clash in NYC - Waiting for Ivan

Mary Harron, Melody Maker, 6 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 on the English visitors. The Gang of Four were ecstatically received, scoring over the Buzzcocks, while Eddie and the Hot Rods found a kinder welcome than they do at home. And when the Clash arrived in town last week, they were heralded in the Village Voice as "the most intense rock and roll band in the world".

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