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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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  • QOQOQOQ

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [24] btw, classic rock? wtf

    3 Jul 8:08am Reply
  • McBlood_857

    happy birthday Mick Jones!

    26 Jun 11:49am Reply
  • ferocodile

    One of the greatest bands of all time

    24 Jun 4:09am Reply
  • phailosophy

    utter shit

    13 Jun 5:16am Reply
  • McBlood_857

    Clash пизже чем Sex Pistols

    11 Jun 8:17am Reply
  • BatooqSupersoul

    You mean

    8 Jun 12:54am Reply
  • BatooqSupersoul

    Clash is a masterpiece

    6 Jun 7:44pm Reply
  • EDRORR

    First album is a masterpiece.

    26 May 2:43am Reply
  • rambonon

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [23]. Ну реально же лучший британский панк-рок, хотя они не ограничивались этим самым панком, за что люблю и за что не особо нравятся первые 2 альбома, хотя, может, надо переслушать.

    21 May 10:51am Reply
  • Avirett4

    "The Card Cheat" is too amazing. Always has been among my favorites from London Calling. (2)

    5 May 7:24am Reply
  • keanequeen

    Reis

    2 May 5:59am Reply
  • FadeslowlyFH

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [22]

    28 Apr 10:35pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    25 Apr 4:10am Reply
  • WiseJake237

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [21] Obviously. The Clash were definitely one of the most inventive punk/rock bands that ever existed. The only way you are likely to dislike The Clash is if you're some kind of punk purist and still disdain them for branching out into diverse musical styles. Which most punk bands of the era did anyway, if they lasted more than a year or two. But The Clash did it the best. Their music is timeless.

    16 Apr 5:43am Reply
  • riverofstars

    "The Card Cheat" is too amazing. Always has been among my favorites from London Calling.

    14 Apr 11:16pm Reply
  • IFK-GBG

    I was born too late.[3]

    1 Apr 8:41pm Reply
  • IFK-GBG

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [20]

    1 Apr 8:39pm Reply
  • samiskywalker

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [18]

    28 Mar 3:07am Reply
  • diegodasnovinha

    Your music library is incomplete without this band. [17]

    24 Mar 4:28pm Reply
  • MotelBird

    Sadly, the only thing I like about this band is the singer.

    23 Mar 8:37pm Reply
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