The Clash

Combat Rock, '80s

by PopMatters Staff

24 May 2007

 

All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by Faber & Faber.

Thursday [5/24]: Strummer hangs with Warhol; Thatcher comes to power, and after a lot of sweaty work in a shadowy space in the back of a garage, London Calling is unveiled like a gleaming, bad-ass drag racer.  [read article]

Here we offer some of the best videos from The Clash’s Combat Rock and This Is Radio Clash, plus various highlights from the early ‘80s:

The Clash—This is Radio Clash

  

The Clash—Know Your Rights [Live @ US Festival, 1983]

The Clash - Straight to Hell

The Clash—Rock the Casbah

The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Clash - Police on My Back [Live @ US Festival, 1983]

The Clash - Safe European Home [Live @ US Festival, 1983]

The Clash - The Magnificent Seven [Live @ US Festival, 1983]

The Clash - I’m So Bored With The U.S.A./Train In Vain [minus Topper Headon]

 

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