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> The Clash; a very British retro sound., Clash music from the 1970's to the 90's.
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Jacob S
post Dec 16 2015, 07:38 PM
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Listening to the Clash song, London Calling, reveals a very strong British flavour not just in the lyrics, but in the strong metered beat & hammer guitar chords with hard vocalized slogan refrains from the lead singer. I wonder if you can add anything to that point-of-view.

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post Dec 16 2015, 10:01 PM
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They are definitely one of the most interesting bands to come out of the punk era. A combination of the timing and the name meant that they were immediately associated with the punk movement. However, they went on to demonstrate far wider musical influences (and talent) than most of their contemporaries.
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post Dec 17 2015, 08:19 PM
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I think the American bands, the Knack, and the Ramones, were as close to being the American version of the Clash than any other bands in the 1970's.
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post Dec 18 2015, 02:35 PM
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I am much more of a Strangers fan.
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post Dec 19 2015, 09:47 AM
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The Clash are by far the most talented of the punk bands. They started off with roots in rock 'n' roll (check Strummer's previous band The 101ers), embraced the three-chord sound quickly but were one of the first to move out to a classic rock - thanks partly to Guy Stevens as producer on London Calling - and reggae and dub influenced sound.

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post Dec 19 2015, 08:06 PM
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I like The Skids as much as The Clash, for British punk bands, and for their American counterparts, The Ramones hands down for me.....


To quote The Clash, 'now you've got to let me know, should I stay of should I go?'
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post Dec 21 2015, 06:56 PM
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I like The Skids as much as The Clash, for British punk bands, and for their American counterparts, The Ramones hands down for me.....
To quote The Clash, 'now you've got to let me know, should I stay of should I go?'


I will give Skids a listen. What is their best tune you think?
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post Dec 22 2015, 08:28 PM
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In going through some of their videos on youtube, it seems to me now as The Skids are more New Romantic than punk, by rights...

That said, a couple of songs to try and listen to are Masquerade, Charade, Working For the Yankee Dollar.....
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post Dec 31 2015, 09:23 AM
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Not sure how this morphed into a discussion about The Skids. But you'll want to hear 'Into the Valley' by them before anything else.

Not sure in what way they are new romantic though.
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