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Who is The Clash?

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2011-09-13 18:56:44

They were a British band from the 70's and 80's. They did that

song "Rock the Casbah".

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What is The Clash

The clash was an English punk rock band that was active from 1976

to 1986. They were one of the most successful abd iconic bands from

the original wave of punk rock in the late 1970s, and went on to

incorporate punk with reggae, rockabilly, dance, jazz, ska, and

eventually many other styles into their repertoire. The Clash were

legendary for their intense stage performances.

The Clash stood apart from their punk peers with their skilled

musicianship and the passionate, left-wing political idealism in

the lyrics of frontman Joe Strummer and Mike Jones. This contrasted

sharply with the nihilism of the Sex Pistols and the three-chord

simplicity of the Ramones. Although the Clash were a major success

in the UK from the release of their first album in 1977, they did

not become popular in the US until 1980.

Their third album, the late 1979 release London Calling is an

influential album in the history of rock music; it was released in

the US in 1980, and a decade later Rolling Stone magazine declared

it the best album of the 1980s. Rolling Stone also placed it at #8

on their list in 2003 of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Clash's attitude and style, as much as their music, strongly

influenced many other bands from the 1980s. In 2003 they were

inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling

Stone ranked the Clash #30 on their list of the 100 Greatest

Artists of All Time. Epic Records dubbed them "The Only Band That

Matters". -Wikipedia, the free encyclopeda

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