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Super Black Market Clash [CD]

The Clash Audio CD
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The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers. Where the Pistols were nihilistic, the Clash were fiery and idealistic, charged with righteousness and a leftist political ideology. From the outset, the band was more musically adventurous, expanding its hard rock & roll with reggae dub and rockabilly among other roots ... Read more in Amazon's The Clash Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00002MVR1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Justice Tonight
2. Kick It Over
3. 1977
4. Listen
5. Jail Guitar Doors
6. The City Of The Dead
7. The Prisoner
8. Pressure Drop
9. 1-2 Crush On You
10. Groovy Times
11. Gates Of The West
12. Capital Radio Two
13. Time Is Tight
14. Justice Tonight/Kick It Over
15. Robber Dub
16. The Cool Out
17. Stop The World
18. The Magnificent Dance
19. This Is Radio Clash
20. First Night Back In London
See all 23 tracks on this disc

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CD =Remastered=

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great bag of gems 21 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
This compilation may reek, to some, of a corporate cash-in on one of the greatest bands of all time.
But its content makes it a fantastic addition to the collection of those who cannot get hold of rare slabs of vinyl which contain the tracks featured here.
We get the rawness of '1977' and 'jail Guitar Doors', the power of 'Capital Radio' and the heartaching melody of Mick Jones on '1-2 Crush on You'. Other greats are a top cover of 'Pressure Drop' and Booker T and the MG's 'Time is Tight'. This album is fantastic. Ok it may peter out at the end with remixes etc. but it does show a enjoyable history of The Clash and the way they evolved throughout their career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mood lifter 2 Jun 2011
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The main reason this gets a mention is my kids like it and is a good intro into mind expanding music on a very basic level. It gathers together numerous singles, b sides etc and stops me from rooting out the 7 inch singles and getting up every two-three minutes to blow the dust and change the disc.

It plots the changes from the early 60's punk riffing of 77, Jail Guitar Doors to the later Sandinista work that I never bothered with. However over the years I've grown into it, because the kids play it death. Whereas at the time it came out I would have felt it was a cash in, now it plays along in the background and I know it so well I can sing along to Call Up, the atmospheric Armageddon Times, the largely instrumental Rock the Casbah etc. There is some dross, usually peddled by Mick Jones although Joe produced the greatest stinker with Cut the Crap thankfully not included here.

It is a little mood lifter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By J. McCarraher TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
For those of you that are new to the Clash, don't start here - go for 'London Calling' or a 'Best of' package. This album was originally released on both 10" and 12" vinyl (I owned the former) and has now been hugely expanded. Most of the tracks included are not available elsewhere, which makes this an essential addition to the Clash album catalogue. There are some gems
here including material from their experimental Sandinista era. As I found as a teenager, this album requires a little work - give it a few plays - you will find the quality is there and the package will grow on you.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
There seem to be many parallels between today and the late seventies. A time of economic depression, a working class trodden down by the conscienceless political rulers and moneyed elite, ethnic tensions simmering, a generation of young people with no future prospects ready to lash out a wave of destruction in the form of riots in protest at the injustices of the world they find themselves in. And the development of a new musical form which encapsulates the passion, the anger and the political stance of the youth. OK, perhaps the similarities end there, as plastic Cowell pop seems to be the hallmark and legacy of this generation, but thirty years ago the social situation gave rise to just such a musical form, Punk. And the prime exponents were the Clash.

This album is a slightly odd entry in the band's oeuvre. Originally released as `Black Market Clash' in 1980, just before the Sandinistas! album, it was a 9 track collection of singles and B sides released in the previous few years. It was updated to a 21 track album and rereleased in 1993 as `Super Balck Market Clash'. Not an album in the traditional sense it lacks some of the coherence and vision of, say, `Combat Rock' or `London Calling'. It is however a fascinating document of the band through their existence, showing their musical versatility and willingness to experiment. Remixes of better known tracks largely work well, especially Mustapha Dance, a remix of Rock The Casbah. The stand out for me is the cover of Booker T's `Time is Tight', which lays down a great groove.

Perhaps not the best place for a new fan to start (London Calling or their eponymous debut would be better), but an essential addition to round out any fan's Clash collection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars annoying but still okay ...just 9 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
21 songs from EPs, b-sides and twelve inch singles. Expanded from the original vinyl and CD re-issue, which was only 9 songs. Unfortunately the two best songs on the original, namely Bankrobber, a non-LP a-side from 1980, and Armagideon Time, the b-side of London Calling, have been taken off SuperBlackMarketClash, presumably to make us all buy The Story of the Clash or Essential Clash or one of the other compilations. Buyer beware! Those songs are here only in their dub versions. Even Radio Clash is only here in its b-side version.
Nevertheless, it's a worthwhile getting for songs like Gates of the West, Capital Radio Two, The Magnificent Dance and a few of the later b-sides.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It is no good. 28 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Black Market Clash, was the album i was looking for, since it is a great album, but i could not find it, so i went for Super Black Market, beliving the songs on Black Market was on it. They aint. Only remixes, that is no good.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Super Black Market Clash 13 Mar 2012
By wm3333
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this expanded edition is ok doesn't work as well as the original ep.

ok value but when i want to hear this material it will be the original black market clash that i reach for.
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