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Essential Clash

Rmst ed.

Audio CD | Remastered

4.2 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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The best 2-CD Clash compilation imaginable, compiled by the band! 40 of their key cuts: White Riot; Career Opportunities; I Fought the Law; Tommy Gun; London Calling; Brand New Cadillac; Rock the Casbah; Should I Stay or Should I Go long live Strummer!

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The Essential Clash demonstrates once again how superior the Clash were to any of their punk peers. It's striking that, while the effects of the movement continue to resonate decades later, most '70s punk has dated badly. Even the great singles of the Sex Pistols, perhaps because they encapsulated the time so perfectly, do little more than remind one of 1977. But this fine 40-track double-disc collection demonstrates that the Clash's sound maintains its vitality, whether in the apocalyptic foreboding of "London Calling" or the sulking "I'm So Bored with the USA." When frontman Joe Strummer died in December 2002 at age 50, much was made of the political conscience he'd brandished throughout his career; it must be noted that appearing to be a great thinker in comparison to other rock singers is no great accomplishment. Appearing a great rock singer in comparison to other vocalists is a much more impressive achievement, and this retrospective provides irrefutable evidence of the genius of Strummer and the band he led. --Andrew Mueller

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. White Riot
  2. London's Burning
  3. Complete Control
  4. Clash City Rockers
  5. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
  6. Career Opportunities
  7. Hate & War
  8. Cheat
  9. Police & Thieves
  10. Janie Jones
  11. Garageland
  12. Capital Radio One
  13. (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais
  14. English Civil War
  15. Tommy Gun
  16. Safe European Home
  17. Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
  18. Stay Free
  19. Groovy Times
  20. I Fought the Law

Disc: 2

  1. London Calling
  2. The Guns of Brixton
  3. Clampdown
  4. Rudie Can't Fail
  5. Lost in the Supermarket
  6. Jimmy Jazz
  7. Train in Vain
  8. Bankrobber
  9. The Magnificent Seven
  10. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
  11. Police on my Back
  12. Stop the World
  13. Somebody Got Murdered
  14. The Street Parade
  15. This is Radio Clash
  16. Ghetto Defendant
  17. Rock the Casbah
  18. Straight to Hell
  19. Should I Stay or Should I Go
  20. This is England


Product details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
  • Rmst ed. edition
  • Original Release Date: March 11, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Epic / Sony
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • ASIN: B00008H2K0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,999 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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