Tag Archive: The Clash

When Two Sevens CLASHED: 77 – The Year of The Clash

In a television programme broadcast in the past fortnight the leader of the Labour Party said: ‘This country is walking an economic high wire and if someone jerks the rope we are in serious trouble.’ The man who made that…
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SHOP WORN – Bob Geldof gives his audience a dressing down……………………….

It was hard for me to stifle a laugh when I read reports of Bob Geldof castigating the audience at a rock festival last year for what they were wearing – taking a fuming dislike apparently to the Primark attire…
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No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones…………..

Never has there been a more diverse year for popular music – The Clash re-align rock with the angst and frustrations of youth producing the greatest debut album of all time, Elvis Costello running them a close second as he brings depth and…
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MAKE AND MODEL – Twenty Songs About Cars

GOT OUT OF MY CAR – AND INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO………………………   DRIVIN’ – The Kinks; IN MY CAR – Joe Walsh; STUDEBAKER – Warren Zevon; CARS ARE CARS – Paul Simon; TRAFFIC JAM – James Taylor; CAR PHONE –…
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS – Twenty Songs That Watch The Clock

I LOOKED AT MY WATCH AND IT SAID – ROCK N’ ROLL TIME (Roger McGuinn). MINUTE BY MINUTE – The Doobie Brothers; SIX O’CLOCK – Ringo Starr; FIVE MINUTES – Gretchen Peters/FIVE MINUTES – The Stranglers (Different Songs); NINE TO…
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SECOND ALBUM SENSATIONS – Twenty Albums That Prove The Follow Up Isn’t Always A Flop

FIRST ALBUM ? WE WERE ONLY JUST WARMING UP – JUST LISTEN TO OUR SECOND: FOR EVERYMAN – Jackson Browne; GASOLINE ALLEY – Rod Stewart; BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN – Buffalo Springfield; LED ZEPPELIN II – Led Zeppelin; THE BAND – The…
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AMERICAN BEAUTY: Ten Great Songs About America – Not Written By Americans

None of these artists were born between the coast of California and the shores of the Delaware Bay – but at some point all were glad to be Living in the USA.  NEIL YOUNG: Out On The Weekend (From the 1972 album…
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THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING – Twenty Songs About Trains.

Welcome aboard the rock n’ roll express – we shall be calling in Georgia, Kansas, Clarksville, Marrakesh and will be the last train to London. TRAIN IN VAIN – The Clash; TWO TRAINS – Little Feat; AT THE STATION –…
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TWENTY ALBUMS EVERYONE SHOULD OWN – In the form of Ten Great Double Albums

This list is respectfully dedicated to my friend Mike Robinson who sadly passed away last year. I discussed most of these albums, particularly Quadrophenia, with Mike – who I will always think of by the Sea and the Sand.    QUADROPHENIA…
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THE BEGINNING AT THE END – Ten Songs Where The Last Line Is The Title

      Pretty Maids All In A Row – EAGLES: Joe Walsh makes his major contribution to ‘Hotel California’ with a wistful piano ballad that is more Randy Newman than ‘Rocky Mountain Way.’ Late For The Sky – JACKSON BROWNE:…
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