Sunday, February 27 2011
So how does someone go from anti-nuke activist to serious foreign policy maven, student protester to midlife bourgeoisie, and feel the same way about "The Only Band That Matters"?
Tuesday, July 29 2008
Sometimes changing the course of modern music can be surprisingly easy. Though their names may not be laced in the stars right next to Sinatra and Dylan, these mavericks will always be remembered for breaking boundaries, stretching the definitions of genres, and rewriting what the very notion of a "pop song" is.
Monday, July 14 2008
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.
Sunday, December 2 2007
The ex-Clash artist returns with a new outlook and a new means of spreading his music, but the rebelliousness remains. Jones talks to PopMatters about his new project Carbon/Silicon.
Thursday, May 24 2007
"Music's got shit, Thatcher became God, ninety percent of the papers are right-wing and brown-nosing." -- Joe Strummer to Carol Clerk in Melody Maker interview.
Wednesday, March 26 2014
As protests continue to rage in Venezuela, a traditional Venezuelan spirit is on display. It is thoughtful and reflective, yet opaque. It might be best understood through the music.
Sunday, June 2 2013
Margaret Thatcher is dead, yet her influence is stronger than ever. What lessons can be drawn from the cultural response to Thatcherism, and can they be applied again?
Thursday, December 23 2010
Marcus Gray's book about London Calling inspires a journey around the London of the Clash. There's a huge sense of disaffection in this city, a feeling that the government protects only the rich and will leave the poor to suffer the recession – it’s like 1979 all over again, and London is still calling, calling out into an atmosphere of impending catastrophe.
Sunday, May 18 2014
For a telling of "the only band that mattered", there's something of a lack of yeast in the brew, here.
Thursday, December 8 2011
Shades of The Clash in the Reno trio's third full-length...
Thursday, October 9 2008
This rousing and rocking complete live show from 1982 finally affords Clash fans the full concert experience.
Monday, April 14 2008
Fiery yet flawed, this 22-song collection of live Clash clips is a visual feast of gritted teeth, sopping hair, and snarled lips.
Wednesday, March 21 2007
Mere months before he left us to rock that grand casbah in the clouds, Joe Strummer remained a vital rock 'n' roll warrior.
Wednesday, February 11 2015
Even in bootleg form, the Clash's Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg stands as one of the most daring, fearless, idiosyncratic recordings ever put on tape by a major recording artist.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Wow. Joe Strummer's car, a Chalfont Blue 1963 Ford Thunderbird, is for sale on eBay.
Thursday, March 13 2014
The man who sampled the Clash's "Straight to Hell" for M.I.A. teams up with his heroes and Frank Ocean to bring summer to your speakers a few months early.
Thursday, April 4 2013
Mick Jones (The Clash) and Tony James (Generation X), aka Carbon/Silicon, release their latest tune and video, "Big Surprise".
Friday, October 28 2011
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.