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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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  • 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
  • krawldownslow

    that's funny that they're considered classic rock now

    14 Mar 9:39pm Reply
  • Ilya665

    I was born too late.[2]

    13 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • franko-gap

    Who in the world tags this as "classic rock"??? O_o

    9 Mar 5:10pm Reply
  • Lynnan

    I was born too late.

    2 Mar 7:45am Reply
  • ferocodile

    Sean Flynn is one of the most beautiful songs ever made

    22 Feb 5:09am Reply
  • CrozzWolf

    Sleeping dogs !

    19 Feb 5:23am Reply
  • DepPink

    рок зе кашбах зе бест, йя гарантирую

    18 Feb 2:29pm Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 9:35pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Salute to the purest, most intense band to have ever existed. Every musician, no matter what genre, should strive to live and breath music like Joe Strummer did.

    7 Feb 11:52am Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Absolutely timeless

    6 Feb 7:13am Reply
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