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The Clash

#1007: 1980, The Clash, The Magnificent Seven

April 4, 2015

Evening, happy warriors (to paraphrase Ed Miliband). Tonight we feature the eighth song on our great musical oversights within Songs To Learn And Sing. This song is a magnificent bastard of a song. It is The Magnificent Seven from The Clash, and it is quite simply one of the most bonkers and brilliantly creative songs […]

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#1000: 1978, The Clash, (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

March 19, 2015

Well. We are here. 999 songs after we started with the rock n roll monument that is Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, Songs To Learn and Sing reaches four figures. The 1000th song. As previously mentioned votes were cast and charts were compiled. This song was joint first. Ray North will reveal what it shared the […]

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#975: 1978, The Clash, Safe European Home

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year to you and yours. As I am still struggling to grapple with a brutal hangover from our Hogmanay party, I will keep this posting short and sweet. As a little tradition with myself, the first song I now play immediately after the bells at New Year is The Clash, Safe European Home, […]

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#947: 1967, Prince Buster, This Is A Hold Up

October 27, 2014

Tonight I have a little treat for you. I am going take you way back. Right back to Jamaica in 1967. Right back to the birth of Reggae Ska and the Godfather of Ska music – Prince Buster. The featured track is called This Is A Hold Up. It has also been previously titled as […]

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#943: 1980, The Clash, Something About England

October 15, 2014

The first verse sends shivers down my spine… They say immigrants steal the hubcaps Of the respected gentlemen They say it would be wine an’ roses If England were for Englishmen again The Clash wrote these lyrics to Something About England back in 1980. They could apply to the borderline fascist ideology from UKIP that […]

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The Album Collection #25: 1980, The Clash, Sandinista!

October 9, 2014

I recently spent an enjoyable evening listening to The Clash, London Calling and proceeded to made an impulse purchase of their follow up album from 1980, Sandinista! on iTunes. The last time I listened to Sandinista! was probably around 1992, as a student. I think I listened to the album twice, and eventually gave up […]

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#920: 1980, The Clash, The Call Up

August 12, 2014

It is day 5 of our anti-war songs theme week.   Whereas all of the other songs chosen so far have been inspired by specific wars, today’s pick is one that has in its sights, war generally, capturing both the permanency of war and how it rests upon a willingness of a populace to fight for […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing Hall of Fame #2: The Clash

May 21, 2014

With my posting a couple of weeks back of Janie Jones  the lead off track from their extraordinary adrenalin fuelled eponymous debut West London’s finest became the second artist, after The Beatles, to enter the Songs to Learn and Sing Hall of Fame by having 10 songs posted in our daily song feature. Like the […]

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#878: 1977, The Clash, Janie Jones

April 8, 2014

The last couple of Songs To Learn and Sing have been anniversary posts, of the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Lee Brilleaux respectively.   Sticking with that train, though this time commemorating a rather happier occasion, today was the 37th anniversary of the release of the eponymous debut album by The Clash. Like John Lydon, Joe […]

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The Album Collection #19: 1979, The Clash, London Calling

November 5, 2013

A couple of weeks back the NME published its Top 500 albums of all time.   Now, as regular readers know we like a list here at Allthatsleft and the NME’s list resulted in each of us here at the site putting forward our own top 20 lists, from which we compiled an Allthatsleft Top 20 […]

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#786: 1979, The Clash, Clampdown

October 28, 2013

So did you survive the super-storm? Bit of a damp squib wasn’t it? The crumbs on my toaster offer more collateral damage this morning. Anyway, here is a fantastic song to really blow the Monday morning cobwebs away. George East recently opened up an All That’s Left survey to list our own 20 greatest albums […]

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#621: 1979, The Clash, The Right Profile

February 8, 2013

It has been a crazy busy work week so far and tomorrow is going to be another full on day.   As a result it has mostly been down to Ray North to look after the shop and a sterling job he has done too. Tonight though I did manage to fit in a very welcome […]

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#495: 1980, The Clash, Bankrobber

June 28, 2012

Last week, it was RBS, Nat West and Ulster Bank customers not having money transferred to and from their accounts.  This week, it is the news that Barclays is getting a slap on the wrist for fiddling the LIBOR rate, with international consequences and the likelihood that they were not the only bank implicated.  And […]

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#350: 1982, Wah!, The Story of the Blues

December 11, 2011

Following on from Jackie South’s posting of The Clash’s Stay Free , something of a singalong favourite at the Allthatsleft team’s annual reunions, I thought I’d post another song inspired by the jaw-droppingly brilliant Hillsborough 96 Justice Tonight benefit gig on Thursday night. If Mick Jones was, for good reason, the main draw and if the […]

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#346:1997, Dwight Yoakam, Train In Vain

December 5, 2011

George East and I are going to see Mick Jones at The Scala on Thursday.  I’m pretty excited and (Spoiler Alert!) it’s odds on that one of us will pick a Clash number later this week as a consequence. So I’ve decided to go for a cover of a Jones song instead. Dwight Yoakam arrived […]

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#259: 1966, Bobby Fuller, I Fought The Law

August 17, 2011

As Album Opener Week has ended, I’ve gone with a song I heard today on my travels.  On my trip south from Wyoming to Salt Lake City, I stopped at a service station in Brigham City, Utah, and this was playing inside. It is of course more famous for the cover recorded by The Clash, and like […]

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#239: 1958, Vince Taylor & His Playboys, Brand New Cadillac

July 26, 2011

  As Jackie said yesterday, Saturday’s Chuck Prophet and the Spanish Bombs gig at a dripping hot Garage was absolutely superb even if it did take the current trend for playing a whole album from beginning to end to a new level:  playing someone else’s album from beginning to end. And what an album London Calling […]

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#238: 1979, The Clash, London Calling

July 25, 2011

A big song today, one that may well have George and Ray gnashing their teeth in not getting to post it first.  But it has been far too long since we last featured The Clash, and I felt I had an excuse. The occasion that justifies this was Saturday night’s gig at The Garage by […]

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#76: 1982, The Clash, Rock The Casbah

February 2, 2011

So Mubarak speaks and Mubarak says he is going nowhere until September. He speaks but he does not hear.  Perhaps he should listen to this. The Egyptian people on their 8th day of protests in ever greater numbers demand that he goes and goes now. The pictures on the rolling news coverage have been truly […]

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