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

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 — that don't sound right. Ummm...How about: All the socio-political trappings that surround everything the Clash do is rendered nearly superfluous in the awesome light of a Clash gig. No, that's not it either. Uh...oh, yeah: Exactly 15 years — to the day — after the Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time (February 7, 1964), the Clash did their first American show at the Berkeley Community Theater.

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