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The Clash


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London, England, United Kingdom (1976 – 1985)

The Clash were a band from London, England, United Kingdom, active from 1976 to 1985. One of the most successful and iconic bands from the first wave of punk in the , they incorporated , , , and eventually many other music styles into their repertoire. They were legendary for their uncommonly intense stage performances.

From their earliest days as a band, The Clash stood apart from their peers with their musicianship as well as their lyrics, the passionate, left-wing political idealism in the lyrics by frontman Joe Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones contrasting with the lyrical nihilism of the Sex Pistols and the musical minimalism of the Ramones. Their 1979 album ‘London Calling’ is considered by critics as one of the greatest albums in the history of music. Rolling Stone declared it the best album of the , even though it was released near the end of 1979 at first (technically, Jan 1980, in the United States).

The Clash’s attitude and style, as much as their music, has influenced countless bands, both within and outside the sphere of punk rock. Often lauded as “the only band that matters,” The Clash were canonized as rock saints even before they broke up. This was officially confirmed in 2003, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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  • Lidiss1995

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [15]

    19 Jan 8:11pm Reply
  • Cheldoskop

    My favourite band!

    16 Jan 5:50am Reply
  • AlexiAce

    cool old punk rock. You can just nostalgia to their music, recalling his early years.

    9 Jan 11:28pm Reply
  • c4stles

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [14]

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • EzraTurner

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [13]

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • laryoverkill

    london calling is my fave album ever !

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ThomasSnus

    It's no Christmas without DA ONE AND ONLY, Joe Strummer. He's been a Christmas tradition for 30 years in my household. Haha, but I'm not that old, i'm only in my twenties. I don't believe in santa, nor do I believe in angels. But I believe that Joe Strummer can bring up the Christmas mood like nobody else. Except for Elvis AKA The King, or Bing Crosby, or Carola. Can't forget about Rabier O'Kogenkraut. She's the most important Christmas decoration in my tree. Not Christmas tree, I meant a tree. Hanging from the branch.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GrahamCocosn

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [12]

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wretched-one

    Their songs still sound as fresh today as they did back in the day :)

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go. ♥

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    The Clash сильнее чем Кевин Нэш.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mdrnlifeisrbsh

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [11]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Pilchard Chops

    still so fresh

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PhilSousa1976

    The best punk rock band in the world.....listen the 3 first albums!

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [10] At the absolute minimum, London Calling should be required listening.

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Tokinyah

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [9]

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lulsiano

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [8]

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • StrokeHeart

    truest punk rock band.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów The Clash

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
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