The Clash : Should I Stay or Should I Go

We went and saw the movie The Rise and Fall of The Clash this past saturday. It was a good movie, not great, but it did give a lot of interesting insight into the period just before Joe and Paul kicked Mick out of the band, and what happened to The Clash afterward. So, of course, it got me reminiscing about The Clash. This was the first song that I had ever heard from The Clash, I was 12 at the time, and it was so new, so cool, much different than all the stuff that I was listening to at the time. I immediately went out and bought Combat Rock. I fell in love with The Clash immediately, and started buying up the back catalog, The Clash, London Calling, Black Market Clash, Sandinista, etc… Then they played Saturday Night Live. I couldn’t believe it, I was too young to stay up that late, so I set the VHS to record, and woke up early in the morning to watch it. It was an amazing performance, and if you never saw it, you can see it here. Then, The Clash was coming to the St. Paul Civic Center for a concert. Was my mom going to let me see The Clash? Well… no. Once she heard that there was going to be a Slam Dancing pit, and once she found out what that was, there was no way I was going to be able to see them. Although, I never did get to see them live, I can still live through the experience through recordings and live performances caught on film. The Clash lives on, even if it’s members don’t…

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Just someone who loves music.
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