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The Clash [Import]

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: Import
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00002MVQJ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,885 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Clash City Rockers
2. I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.
3. Remote Control
4. Complete Control
5. White Riot
6. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
7. London's Burning
8. I Fought The Law
9. Janie Jones
10. Career Opportunities
11. What's My Name
12. Hate & War
13. Police & Thieves
14. Jail Guitar Doors
15. Garageland

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USA Gets it right! 20 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This US version of the Clash's debut is in my opinion an improvement on the UK version. Admittedly it's an amazing album whichever version you listen to, but this edition makes for a tighter effort by replacing some of the more forgettable original tracks such as 'Deny' and '48 Hours' with the singles of the period such as 'Complete Control' and 'White Man in Hammersmith Palais'. There is also the single version of 'White Riot'. I guess its a matter of taste which version you prefer... but i prefer this one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take your pick from two versions 27 Aug 2007
By Lozarithm TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Clash were among the topmost important punk groups, having the power and the passion in spades, and a sincerely egalitarian ethos in the lyrics of Joe Strummer, who perhaps even more than John Lydon embodied the spirit of 1977. Their first album snarled into the shops in April 1977 in the UK and Canada, but was not available in America for over two years except on import, and was then released in a revised format, five tracks being replaced by various singles.

Out went White Riot (the later single version was substituted, replete with police siren, smashing glass and alarm effects), Deny, Cheat, Protex Blue and 48 Hours. In their place were added the singles Clash City Rockers (1977), Complete Control (co-produced with mad reggae genius Lee Perry)(1977), (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (1978), I Fought The Law (1979) and Jail Guitar Doors (the B-side of Clash City Rockers), making it almost ten minutes longer than the original album. The tracking order was also completely re-sequenced.

I Fought The Law, an old Crickets number that the Clash had learned from the Bobby Fuller Four hit version found on a San Francisco jukebox, had just been released as the band's first US single, with (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais on the other side. If you own the 3CD Clash overview Clash On Broadway then you already own the four missing songs. Joe Strummer actually approved of the revised album, telling a music journalist some years later, "It makes a good collection. If you've never heard the group before, it's a good bunch of tunes."

The original album was produced by their regular sound man Mickey Foote and engineered by Simon Humphrey at CBS Studio 3 in Whitfield Street, London over three weekends during February 1977.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest debut records... 20 Nov 2005
By Chris C
Format:Audio CD
has got to be the self-titled debut album from The Clash. Alongside The Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks, Joe, Mick, Paul and Topper produced a record that showed raw power rather than superior expertise.
Of course, the version I have was released two years after the UK one debuted in 1977. As this is the only version I have, I can't point any noticeable differences.
On the first listen, it sounds like a pure punk album through and through with no lyrical depth, and particularly on songs like What's My Name that is the case. However, on songs like White Riot (based on actual events) and Garageland (written after a journalist called them a garage band) The Clash proves to be more diverse.
Even songs like I'm So Bored With The USA sound like they could cause controversy, especially as this is a UK group talking about the US. But unlike The Sex Pistols, Strummer was never out to deliberately cause controversy.
Musically, Strummer and Jones were a great partnership, one side provided the lyrics (Strummer) and the other the music (Jones). This is shown on songs like Complete Control and (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais. Vocally it becomes easier to notice the differences between the pair, with Strummer sounded more rough whilst Jones is quite melodic on songs like Janie Jones and Hate and War.
The two covers on here are so good that not only did they make good of the original, but they managed to make it very recognisable as their own. I Fought The Law is a firm jukebox favourite across the world and their reggae-tinged version of Police and Thieves is classic.
If you love punk, than you must buy this album, a classic record through and through.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nearly perfect 28 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There are two versions of the clash debut album.This review is of the american version , which was re-released in 1999,along with the superior UK version.This cd removes the following tracks:protex blue,cheat,48 hours and deny,which are to be found on the UK version.This version contains the non-album singles released in 1977/8 that are missing from the UK version.However,by messing around with the tracklisting,this album loses the original vision that was so evident on the UK version.Although it must be said that any album that contains"white man in hamersmith palais"is worth buying for this song alone.
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