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The Clash: Combat Rock, '80s

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Thursday, May 24, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

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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