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In 1986 The Clash split permanently, Strummer went on to collaborate with Jones on BAD’s album ’10 Upping St’ and wrote and produced his own solo material, Simonon went on to form Havana 3am.
The Clash were never forgotten by fans and music pundits alike, constant speculation as to a re-union was always rife.
Their political and social ideals were always represented within their songs and never wavered, they were innovative and never afraid to embrace different styles or learn from music of the past and present.
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  The Clash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 of frontmen Joe Strummer and Mick Jones contrasted with the anarchic nihilism of the Sex Pistols and the basic simplicity of The Ramones.
Headon's contribution to The Clash was by no means limited to his drumming for the band; he composed and performed the music for "Ivan Meets G.I. Joe" and "Rock The Casbah" almost entirely by himself, the latter becoming the band's biggest hit in the U.S. when it reached #8 on the Billboard charts in 1982.
The Clash are generally credited with pioneering the advocacy of radical politics in punk rock, and were known as the "Thinking Man's Yobs" by many for their politically astute take on the world.
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 The Clash (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Clash is the first full-length recording released by the English punk band The Clash.
This first album by the Clash was unusually varied for a punk band, with reggae and dub influences setting the stage for what would be elaborated on with future albums.
However, after The Clash's second album Give 'Em Enough Rope hit 128 on the USA Billboard album chart, and the UK version of the debut album became the best-selling import album of all time in the United States, Epic finally relented and released a modified version of the debut for the United States market.
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 hip online: artists: the clash
Ever since the Clash called it a day in 1985 there have been wishful rumours that the band are to re-form and play gigs, make records and take over where they left off.
All the members of the Clash rejected the idea of the Shea tape being the whole of the album, which sent Attwooll on a world-wide hunt for well-recorded tapes of the band playing live.
The Clash had a huge effect on the music of the seventies and eighties which is only just now being acknowledged.
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 TrouserPress.com :: Clash
That the Clash survived as long as they did — and, in fact, proved commercially viable in both the UK and US — is a clear testament to their rugged integrity and stubborn refusal to buckle despite enormous adversity, much of it self-induced.
The Clash received no small amount of criticism over the years: damned for their integrity (or lack thereof); assailed for absorbing fl musical styles; attacked for injecting politics into their songs; blamed for changing; blamed for not changing; ridiculed for having ideals; accused of abandoning them.
Through it all, the Clash consistently proved equal to the task of confounding everyone that ever followed or dealt with them, offering contradictory and inconsistent statements in classic Bob Dylan obfuscatory oratory and generally failing to act in their own self-interest.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=clash   (2229 words)

 Clash of the titans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The interpretation of the outbreak of violence, demonstrations and mayhem in the Muslim world against the now famous 12 cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, inevitably has to be that it is the fulfillment of Samuel Huntington's prediction of the coming clash of civilizations.
There is absolutely no reason why the reaction should be so violent to images published a faraway country in a newspaper most of the rioters have never seen -- unless there is a political advantage to be had in whipping up wrath against the West.
This is despite the fact that Denmark has stood steadfastly with the United States and is one of the few allies in Iraq that has been there form the beginning, never once threatening to pull back its troops.
www.heritage.org /Press/Commentary/ed020806c.cfm   (748 words)

 The Clash: London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 25th anniversary reissue of The Clash's London Calling is satisfyingly thick and protected by a thin plastic sleeve.
Even if The Clash were more blatantly inspired by the musical tenets of dub and reggae, "London Calling" unapologetically cops the fury of punk's blind-and-obliterate full-body windmilling, bypassing the cerebral cortex to sink deep into our muscles.
As an instruction manual, the 25th anniversary edition of London Calling offers up bits of helpful, ordinary wisdom (he who fucks nuns will later join the church, no one gets their shit for free-- and "Balls to you, big daddy!" is an infallible exit line), but the album's biggest lesson is still spiritual.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/c/clash/london-calling.shtml   (876 words)

 The Clash of the Titans
The Clash of the Titans Baytown Battle nationals are set to take place on July 14th at the Houston Raceway Park.
The Clash of the Titans has always had something for everyone from a manufacturer midway with some of the latest and greatest stuff for your cars to the newest apparel for yourself.
For the car show enthusiast we will be having a car show and for the people who are working on there projects a swap meet with all the parts and accessories you will need.
www.theclashofthetitans.com   (1466 words)

 VH1.com : The Clash : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
In the spring, the Clash's first single, "White Riot," and eponymous debut album were released to great critical acclaim and sales in the U.K., peaking at number 12 on the charts.
The album was the Clash's most commercially successful effort, entering the U.K. charts at number two and climbing into the American Top Ten in early 1983, thanks to the Top Ten hit single "Rock the Casbah." During the fall of 1982, the Clash opened for the Who on their farewell tour.
Although the Clash were at the height of their commercial powers in 1983, the band was beginning fall apart.
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 CNN.com - Rock Hall of Fame inducts the Clash - Mar. 10, 2003
The Clash combined leftist politics, a fiery punk spirit and a musical restlessness that fused reggae, rap and funk to muscular rock.
The Clash "were just about the most important band to ever walk the planet," writer Pat Gilbert said in the liner notes to an upcoming greatest hits set.
But he realized "The Essential Clash" is primarily for a generation that didn't get to experience the band first-hand, young fans who hear their heroes talk about the Clash as an influence and want to check them out.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/10/rockhall.clash.ap   (1129 words)

 Rolling Stone : The Clash
Since The Clash's demise, there have been many compilations of their work; unfortunately, most of them sound like they were sequenced with a dartboard.
The Clash were the romantics of the London 1977 punk explosion.
They were the ones who took the noise to heart, who pushed hardest to see how far the new freedoms could go.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/theclash   (155 words)

 The Clash: The Essential Clash: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When The Clash played their famed series of concerts at New York City's oversold Bond's Casino in 1981, midtown was mobbed with the same mouthbreathing dopes that piled in pickups to see the Pistols down south in '78.
What you'll get out of that is purely academic, a familiarity to set you apart from the "poseurs who only know their popular stuff." All that The Clash had to say about dub reggae and revolution was expertly woven together at a later date as "Straight to Hell".
A mostly chronological history, The Essential Clash draws to a close with the three excellent songs from their wandering finale Combat Rock, the album that conquered America.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/c/clash/essential-clash.shtml   (1140 words)

 Clash >> Aversion.com
The Clash pioneered the British punk sound, with midtempo anthems capturing the spirit of disenfranchised youth.
A mix of high-end guitar and low, melodic bass gave the Clash a sound tied into early punk, but characteristically different than their heavier counterparts.
Later albums would venture into new territory for the Clash musically, helping them to establish themselves as one of rock'n'roll's greatest bands, dabbling in reggae, rockabilly, gospel and funk, fusing each with their charged punk ideology.
www.aversion.com /bands/clash   (167 words)

 MEMRI TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century.
It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality.
It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand.
www.memritv.org /Transcript.asp?P1=1050   (789 words)

 The Clash MP3 Downloads - The Clash Music Downloads - The Clash Music Videos
The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers.
The Clash created one of the best albums of the late '70s.
The Clash is the best band of all times, and every one of their songs is a classic, If your new to The Clash check out the cd's Londing Calling,Sandinista, Combat Rock, and From Here to Eternity...
www.mp3.com /the-clash/artists/3309/summary.html   (319 words)

 NEW WAVE SINGLE SLEEVE GALLERY - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Clash - 7" single "Complete Control"/"City of the Dead" - CBS 5664, U.K. pressing, 1977.
The Clash - 7" single "Tommy Gun"/"1-2 Crush On You" - CBS 6788, U.K. pressing, 1978.
The Clash - 12" single "Straight to Hell" (edited version)/"Should I Stay or Should I Go" - CBS A B-2646, U.K. pressing, 1982.
www.endlessgroove.com /issue6/nwgal01.htm   (260 words)

 CNN.com - Rock Hall of Fame inducts the Clash - Mar. 10, 2003
The Clash combined leftist politics, a fiery punk spirit and a musical restlessness that fused reggae, rap and funk to muscular rock.
The Clash "were just about the most important band to ever walk the planet," writer Pat Gilbert said in the liner notes to an upcoming greatest hits set.
But he realized "The Essential Clash" is primarily for a generation that didn't get to experience the band first-hand, young fans who hear their heroes talk about the Clash as an influence and want to check them out.
cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/10/rockhall.clash.ap   (1119 words)

 The Clash of Civilizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On both sides the interaction between Islam and the West is seen as a clash of civilizations.
The historic clash between Muslim and Hindu in the subcontinent manifests itself now not only in the rivalry between Pakistan and India but also in intensifying religious strife within India between increasingly militant Hindu groups and India's substantial Muslim minority.
A world of clashing civilizations, however, is inevitably a world of double standards: people apply one standard to their kin- countries and a different standard to others.
www.alamut.com /subj/economics/misc/clash.html   (8214 words)

 Rock On The Net: The Clash
The Clash were formed in 1976 during the growing punk wave which they embraced and defined into the 1980's.
The Clash consisted of Mick Jones, Joe Strummer (who left The 101'ers for the band), Paul Simonon, Terry Chimes, and Keith Levene (who left the band soon after it formed).
The Clash were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-c/clash.htm   (703 words)

 The Clash
Following the Sex Pistols’ dissolution in January 1978, the Clash became the central voice of the punk movement and remained at the forefront for five years.
April 8, 1977: The Clash, the British punk group’s debut album, is released in the U.K. With drummer Topper Headon on-board, the Clash undertake their first headlining tour.
February 1981: The triple LP Sandinista!, by the Clash, is released in the U.S., two months after it appeared in the U.K. May 26, 1981: The Clash begin the first of 15 shows in 17 days at Bonds, a former men’s clothing store turned performance space in New York City’s Times Square.
www.rockhall.com /hof/inductee.asp?id=2023   (1590 words)

 The Clash: The Essential Clash - PopMatters Music Review
The Clash is not one of those bands whose every record you should own, especially in the case of its limp final effort, Cut the Crap, recorded after Mick Jones and Topper Headon -- that's half the band, folks -- were unceremoniously sacked.
Had a Volume 2 of that collection ever been issued, perhaps that wouldn't be the case, but as it stands, The Story of does a nice job of covering the group's punk and reggae endeavors, but excludes a few key tracks and doesn't delve far enough into the band's experimental side.
The Clash was an extremely powerful band, but in this muddied new mix there is no top and no bottom, which does a great disservice in particular to Topper Headon's muscular drumming.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/clash-essential.shtml   (590 words)

 The Clash: London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition - PopMatters Music Review
She notices that the band, especially bassist Paul Simonon, seem a bit tetchy, and for good reason: people in the audience are sitting down.
The us-against-them, DIY aesthetic that characterized late '70s punk was still there, but there was a huge sense of musical adventurousness present as well, and the album proved immensely satisfying for punk, pop, and rock fans alike, while exposing listeners to sounds they would never even have considered trying.
In a genre regarded by many as being confrontational more than anything else, The Clash were the one band who seemed to be always open to new ideas.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/clash-londoncalling2004.shtml   (1278 words)

 Zone2clash.com - Clash et rap en ligne
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 Scenes from the Culture Clash
A bunch of thirty-, forty-, and fiftysomethings have been sent to this room in Sonoma, California, by their companies as they wake up to what happens in the office when the millennials land.
She asks these reps from health-care companies, banks, law firms, manufacturers, and city governments to plaster the stickers to their name tags to identify every political, social, and pop-culture icon that's influenced who they are today.
After a cathartic exercise in which boomers and gen-Xers role-play the "clash points" they have with millennials (a chance for them to get improvised tongue rings and the word "phat" out of their systems), the silliness ends and the real issues rise to the surface.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/102/culture-clash.html   (1914 words)

 The Clash - Concert Vault - Where Live Music Lives
While others were busy nettling the establishment with vulgar behavior and cartoonish personas, the Clash gave the punk movement some focus for all its aggression.
Though they never achieved the same commercial success in the States that they enjoyed in the U.K., the Clash are probably the most influential punk band of their era.
Whether to applaud them or berate them for spawning the likes of Rancid and Green Day is a matter of personal opinion, but their status as the originals is irrefutable.
concerts.wolfgangsvault.com /ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20049895|7256   (193 words)

 Engin I. Erdem: The Clash of Civilizations: Revisited after September 11
The clash of civilizations is inevitable though not necessarily to be violent.
Though Huntington argues here that 'the makings exist for a clash of civilizations between Muslim and non-Muslims and he also argues that reactions to September 11 and the American response were strictly along civilizational lines'(69) he makes fundamental revisions in his earlier standing, which take place in his 'Clash of Civilizations?' article and book.
Samuel P. Huntington's clash of civilizations paradigm unquestionably has menacing implications for Islam-the West relations.(71) As mentioned earlier, Huntington's understanding of Islam basically bases upon orientalist scholarship of Islam, in which Islam-'the other' is being depicted as a threat and even an enemy to the West.
www.alternativesjournal.net /volume1/number2/erdem.htm   (7434 words)

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