Articles tagged the clash, joe strummer

In Defense of the Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer.

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‘The Ballad of Mott The Hoople’ Is for Those Who Love Mott the Hoople With All Their Might

There’s something missing from this story; there’s an insularity about the film that renders it just a notch or two above pure reminiscence.

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6 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

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Counterbalance No. 56: ‘The Clash’

This week, Counterbalance moves the town to the Clash City Rockers, so if you need a little jump of electrical shockers, this punk debut is the 56th most acclaimed album of all time.

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Was Grunge the Last American Musical Revolution?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. In revisiting the grunge genre which altered the musical landscape two decades ago, the question arises: was this our last musical revolution?

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20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s

PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.

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“I Fought the Law’s” Bobby Fuller Passed Away at 23 Back in 1966

On this day back in 1966, Bobby Fuller of the Bobby Fuller Four, known for his iconic tune “I Fought the Law”, was found dead in

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Counterbalance No. 9: The Clash’s ‘London Calling’

Counterbalance offers up the right profile of the Clash's London Calling—it's Number 9 on the Big List!

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Heroes in the Age of None: The Clash Rock Out with “Tommy Gun”

Most of the Clash's music videos were no-frills performance clips. The reason was simple: the Clash owned the stage.

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Big Audio Dynamite: This Is Big Audio Dynamite (Legacy Edition)

Time has a way of circling back on popular music in a way that, two-and-a-half decades later, has left This Is Big Audio Dynamite feeling startlingly contemporary nearly as often as it registers as a product of 1985.

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The Crooked Beat: The Clash in New York City

It’s wet and cold and miserable in New York City, with spring still struggling to gain a foothold. Somehow, it will be summer soon,

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Nouvelle Vague: 29.January.2010 - Chicago

Words and Pictures by Rory O'Connor

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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19 Nov 2008 // 3:41 AM

Live recordings flourish in spite of technology

It has served as a star-making vehicle for everyone from James Brown to Peter Frampton. It went through an unplugged phase that allowed listeners to

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The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium

This rousing and rocking complete live show from 1982 finally affords Clash fans the full concert experience.

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“Once You Saw Them Live, You Were Hooked Forever”: An Interview With Don Letts

With the 30th Anniversary release of the seminal Clash documentary Revolution Rock, director Don Letts reflects on the sheer power of seeing the Only Band That Mattered in a live setting, the possibility of a Big Audio Dynamite reissue, and his unabashed love... for Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

The director of Earth Girls Are Easy finally sees his masterful cinematic character study on the late "punk rock warlord" Joe Strummer released on DVD, with minimal extras.

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The Clash: Live Revolution Rock [DVD]

Fiery yet flawed, this 22-song collection of live Clash clips is a visual feast of gritted teeth, sopping hair, and snarled lips.

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26 Feb 2008 // 2:44 AM

The Clash - Live: Revolution Rock This new Clash live show documentary will be airing on PBS stations in the US in March and will

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Carbon/Silicon: The Last Post

The world was hardly holding its breath for a Mick Jones/Tony James reunion. Maybe it should have been.

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Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40

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"In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.

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