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hutch

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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #330 on: May 13, 2019, 09:40:22 am »
Sandinista is amazing...


To each their own but I just donít get the appeal of either the Stranglers or the Damned who do nothing for me

The Buzzcocks are pretty awesome though

I just think we got burnt out on the Clash and that when you take the songs out from the political and social events of their time they lose all context and power...

I would agree the Clash have not aged well...part of it is Strummer dying and Mick Jones not being much interested in their legacy


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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #331 on: May 13, 2019, 09:51:17 am »
I appreciate that Clash for what they are. The reggae angle was interesting. To me, though, the Damned (and even the Stranglers) veered away from punk in a different direction and really embraced styles and their own techniques that made their music age better and with less "the only band that matters" hype. The Damned spawned stuff like the Replacements. Bob Stinson admitted to wanting to lift a bunch of Captain Sensible riffs. And the Stranglers were stubbornly uninterested in doing anything that categorized them with the other bands of that era, which to me is attractive. This pretty much sums up why I love the Stranglers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gfIgA-PYyQ  I'm glad that the Clash had the success they did. They deserved it. But as time marches on, I am far more likely to put on "Strawberries" or "Machine Gun Etiquette" than I am to put on "Combat Rock". And I wish Strummer was still around. He seemed like a genuinely warm and nice guy.

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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #332 on: May 21, 2019, 03:38:43 pm »
NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill De Blasio really likes the Clash. So there Julian!
Favorite songs: London Calling - "beautiful album."
Also loves reggae and ska!
he is quoting Saint Joe Strummer: "Future is Unwritten"!!
Who else is all in for BDB!


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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #333 on: May 21, 2019, 03:41:59 pm »
NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill De Blasio really likes the Clash. So there Julian!
Favorite songs: London Calling - "beautiful album."
Also loves reggae and ska!
he is quoting Saint Joe Strummer: "Future is Unwritten"!!
Who else is all in for BDB!
He just fears Julian For The Future like all the other B-level candidates.
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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #334 on: May 22, 2019, 12:00:26 pm »
NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill De Blasio really likes the Clash. So there Julian!
Favorite songs: London Calling - "beautiful album."
Also loves reggae and ska!
he is quoting Saint Joe Strummer: "Future is Unwritten"!!
Who else is all in for BDB!
He just fears Julian For The Future like all the other B-level candidates.

It's all so cringe-worthy, Kamla's was gross as well.

Julian, White Poet WARLORD

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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #335 on: May 22, 2019, 12:45:02 pm »
The Magic Numbers
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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #336 on: December 13, 2019, 01:15:47 pm »
On this 40th anniversary of the release of London Calling
I give you a pick of Paul's smashed base



which is still in his possession...but he lent it to an exhibit in london
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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #337 on: December 13, 2019, 03:44:43 pm »
KISS, when Ace Frehley was in the band and they were on the Paul Lynde Thanksgiving Special.

Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #338 on: December 13, 2019, 03:47:42 pm »
KISS, when Ace Frehley was in the band and they were on the Paul Lynde Thanksgiving Halloween Special.
FTFY
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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #339 on: December 13, 2019, 03:59:55 pm »
KISS, when Ace Frehley was in the band and they were on the Paul Lynde Thanksgiving Halloween Special.
FTFY

Thanks. If there ever was one hour of recorded television history that could simultaneously fellate me to the point of peak pleasure while irritating my wife to the point of threatening divorce, it is that show.

hutch

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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #340 on: December 13, 2019, 04:54:32 pm »
Shit is it on KISSOLOGY?

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Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #342 on: December 13, 2019, 06:29:30 pm »
KISS, when Ace Frehley was in the band and they were on the Paul Lynde Thanksgiving Special.

No.

Re: Bands Better Than The Clash
« Reply #343 on: December 27, 2023, 09:22:09 pm »
No context


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