Even the Clash were tired of their reputation as a punk band by 1979.
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These aren’t the only songs that matter for “the only band that matters,” but the Top 10 Clash Songs are a decent place to start. It’s not easy representing every facet of this British band, which began as a punk outfit then – at lightning speed – began to take on reggae, ska, rockabilly, power pop, R&B, dance music and even hip-hop. The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long and the
The Clash's official studio output makes up more than half of the 12-disc box set 'Sound System,' which could be the most definitive document on the legendary punk band. Their five great albums are here; 'Cut the Crap,' the 1985 LP they made without guitarist Mick Jones, is not. You really don't need anything else.
It would be just like the Clash to intentionally hide what just might be their most poppy and infectious track ever from public view, but that's not why 'Train in Vain' wasn't originally mentioned on the tracklisting for their 1979 masterpiece 'London Calling.'
Instead, the song was simply hastily written and recor