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Sitting Here In My Safe European Home. Clash Blogging Frenzy!

Inspired by the nice reaction i got from my london calling post and as ive had a few requests for bootlegs im going to post a couple of great Clash bootlegs

The first is 5 go mad at the roundhouse with keith levine on guitar! It includes 6 unreleased tracks and the first part is only the 5th gig the clash have played then! they sound great even then! Lots of joe strummer interaction with the audience too if your a clash fan you need this cd!

With Keith Levine from 9/5/76:

Deny
1-2 Crush On You
I Know What I Think About You
I Never Did I
How Can I Understand The Flies
Protex Blue
Janie Jones
Mark Me Absent
Deadly Serious
48 Hours
I’m So Bored With You
Sitting At My Party
London’s Burning
What’s My Name
1977

26/10/76.
White Riot
Birmingham’s Burning
I’m So Bored With The U.S.A.
How Can I Understand The Flies
Protex Blue
Deadly Serious
Deny
Career Opportunities
48 Hours
What’s My Name
Janie Jones
1977
1-2 Crush On You

DOWNLOAD LINK

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0IIFFKAC

Rude boy soundtrack is the next one a personal fave of mine as its got the best version of police and thieves on it.

mick jones circa 78 with his short punk hair!

tracklist

Rude Boy Film Advert
English Civil War
(3/1/79, London Lyceum)
White Man In Ham Palais
(7/4/78, Glasgow Apollo)
I’m So Bored With the USA
(7/4/78, Glasgow Apollo)
Janie Jones
(7/4/78, Glasgow Apollo)
White Riot
(7/4/78, Glasgow Apollo)
Complete Control
(7/27/78, London Music Machine)
Tommy Gun
(6/7/78, Dumfermline Kinema)
I Fought the Law
(12/28/78, London Lyceum)
Safe European Home
(7/27/78, London Music Machine)
What’s My Name
(7/27/78, London Music Machine)
Police and Thieves
(7/12/78?, Birmingham Top Rank?)
London’s Burning
(4/30/78 Victoria Park,
Hackney, London)
White Riot
(4/30/78 Victoria Park,
Hackney, London)
Piano Song (studio/film)
Garageland (studio/film)

DOWNLOAD LINK

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E260M7U9

this video sends shivers down my spine!

Hope you enjoy these bootlegs as much as i have over the years if you would like me to post some more then leave a comment.



The Name Is Crass Not Clash

And so we come to crass did you love them or did you hate them? well I must have loved them at some point as I have a crass tattoo but they seemed to divide the punk world at the time.

Cries of anarchy seemed to be for real from their lyrics but they lived in a commune was that not what hippies did? I was confused!

I remember the feeding of the five thousand coming out and buying it and being a bit bemused by it but after a lot of plays I loved it, to me it was the true DIY spirit of punk but with hindsight produced by hippies and punks!

I suppose I was a true contradiction a clash fan who loved crass too but it was all music to me, the imagery was brilliant and the pricing of the records was great too very very cheap!

I saw Crass twice and it was too me a very dark and quite scary experience the noise the small places they played the flashing lights, they were very strange gigs!

Looking back on the whole crass movement you can now see it as the start of the new age hippy thing that probably still goes on now, but peaked in rave, it spawned a lot of terrible bands like GBH discharge and poison girls, to me these were not what punk was about it was more arty and subversive then just shouting anarchy more attitude then Mohicans!

Punk Is dead but i still have my crass tattoo and still play the feeding of the 5000 now and again!

If you’ve not played Crass for a while give them a spin it still sounds fresh and angry!


A Gem Of A Blog

http://www.theclashblog.com/ Tims clash blog is by far the best out there in internet land! click on the link and go see! thats all folks for tonight its my daughters 10th birthday!


Big Audio Dynamite-This is the stuff that cured a nation!

And so they are back! If the Clash was my marriage then i had a long long affair with Big Audio Dynamite! There were rumours that they were going to reform and now they have, not sure what mick will look like in his stussy gear!

TOUR DATES

The band have announced the following tour dates:

Tue 29 March O2 Academy, Liverpool
Wed 30 March O2 ABC, Glasgow
Thu 31 March O2 Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sat 02 April O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Sun 03 April O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Wed 06 April Rock City, Nottingham
Thu 07 April O2 Academy, Leeds
Fri 08 April Manchester Academy (University), Manchester
Sat 09 April O2 Academy, Bristol
Sat 16 April The Coachella Festival, USA

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday 28th January priced at £27.50 (London £28.50)

It all started for me when i saw a video for the bottom line on the tube, I saw Mick and wanted that record in my hand!

Got the record and fell in love with this Sandinista type of music, samples,rap,guitars dance versions,US remixes the lot, i always feel that Mick was the most creative and musically open member of the clash, whereas joe to me released great records,micks seemed more experimental!

So I had the record Bad were touring so off I went to see them, (oh to be young again) no money but hitch hiked to see a few gigs!

They released 9 albums and i must say they are all favourites of mine but if you must only get one i say get megatop phoenix saw them tour this album some great songs on it! Mick does rave!

I was blown away by big audio dynamite and to be able to get close to the group after the distance the clash had put between their fans was great,it was just like the clash starting again!

BAD were in existence for longer then the clash funny that! Im hoping they will do some dates in the uk i wont have to hitch this time!

As mick said I turned out a punk!

For download i have The Bad files vol 1 there are actually 7 volumes if you want me to post more please comment!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ACVB9L34


The Only Band That Matters-The Clash

The Clash, my one true love the one I never cheat on,the Sex Pistols changed everything for me, but The Clash are my true love from the punk era.

It all Started for me with the release of their first album

I must confess I never liked white riot! but this album blew me away with its tales of london and the westway not one bad track on it (not even white riot in the album context) for me even remote control I like,the song the clash discarded after CBS released it as a single!

With The Clash you could go see them play live whereas with the Pistols it was a struggle! They toured a lot and played in leeds a couple of times and i had discorved hitchhiking too by then!

The energy of the clash is legendary as a live experience they were just something else and there was a network of fans who loved them and followed them round the country.

But at the time with the subsequent albums give em enough rope,london calling,Sandinista and know your rights they were continually slagged off in the music press,in fact it still surprises me how legendary they have become!

I managed to see the clash several times and even managed to get on the guest list at 2 gigs courtesy of humping the gear for my mates band violation who eventually morphed into the cult! (she sells sanctuary).Mick Jones wore my hat on stage whilst Mikey Dread was toasting to Armageddon time,Mikey Dread was a great bloke who seemed a bit bemused by all these strange-looking kids with spiky hair

jumps a bit but if you have not heard Mikey check him out!

Meeting your heroes is never to be recommended even if your sharing Pernod with them backstage,rock stars eh! But being lucky enough to meet Mick Jones and joe strummer (RIP) after then several times in fact two more grounded and lovely   legends you could not wish to meet!

signed for me by the band in Bradford

And so The Clash finished most Messily but it is ever thus with the best bands I feel,Cut the crap is a terrible last album (thanks Bernie!) but the true legacy of the clash lives on, if you were too young to catch them watch Rude Boy it’s as close as it gets and don’t forget westway to the world.

Mick went on to Big Audio Dynamite who i loved but that’s another story. Joe Sadly died in 2002 I still miss his influence now, he was touring again and loving it, I though am glad they never reformed and turned rebellion into money! Saying that when I was chatting to mick in Newcastle a few years ago he showed me his suit label ……. Burtons it was!

Here we are, on TV, what does it mean to me? What does mean to you?

FUCK All!

the best version ever of police and thieves from rude boy!
With these short pieces im doing no point rehashing the history it’s just a few memories from me nothing more nothing less! I hope someone out there is enjoying these!
Todays upload D.O.A. allthe demos on 2 cds if you dont have these you need them!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G1RKNHCF