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The Story of the CLASH Part 9

So by 1980-81 The Clash were probably the "biggest"
band in the world, and deservedly so.....each album they presented was an innovative classic, and for SO MUCH classic material to be released in such a short period of time, only maybe the Beatles at their best could compare (although, if we watned to argue, we can make cases for Radiohead and Sleater Kinney also for multiple classic albums a short time frame)

Tons of concert recordings from this era exist, I have a cross section and the links that have been provided the last couple of days can direct you to even more (after I finish this thing up I will probably be doing some "shopping" myself.....). Honestly I was going to combine the shows from 80-81, but after checking, there are quite a few nultiple disc sets which would be too much work for lazy me, so let's break it down a bit more.

And by the way belated thanks to Gobshyte the creator of the "Outside Broadcasts" sets that I've been posting the last couple days, and hopefully you've been enjoying.....I remember NOW that I pickedd them off of his fab blog, Mondo de Muebles, which is of course much better than this one and to which I steer you should you find MY Clash stash insufficient, he has TONS of Clash stuff, and has promised that he is creating more of the "Outside Broadcasts" type of thing.....personally I can't wait, and when he does I will certainly direct you to his fine blog for them......for now, please go there and check out his fab site and his amazing Clash collection:


And again, thanks millions to him.....I'll bet a HUGE percentage of the stuff I am using in MY Clash project came from him originally......MAN there is a lot of Clash material out there! I knew there was a load of it, but once I started his one, I was simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it....thought about loading up with some more stuff right now, but I think that I'm doing you more of a service simply by linking you to these other great sites....

Anyway now for some 1980 shows. We have a double disc San Francisco show, 2/3/80, as the same "London Calling" tour of 1979 continued..obviously these sets are to have an element of "sameness" to them, but the Clash were rarely ever "off" in their live performances, making nearly any set you select worthwhile.

From 5/20/80 we venture to Hamburg Germany, for another set loaded with material both "classic" ("Clash City Rockers", "Complete Control") and "London Calling" era....good set.

Now, SOMETHING of a rarity, I think (without checking, this probably came from Mondo de Muebles as well), we have their set performed on ABC TV's legedary and forgotten "Fridays" TV show.....I'd lke to pontificate on "Fridays" and Andy Kaufman and stuff here and the need to GET FRIDAYS ON DVD, but that is for another time/place.....the Clash performed "London Calling", "Train in Vain", "Guns of Brixton", and "Clampdown" on the show, see one of the "Outside Broadcasts" discs for their apperance on "Saturday Night Live".

Let us wrap up 1980 with the 2-disc "Clash Songbooks", recorded 6/17/80 from Hammersmith Palais....a bit of "Sandinista!" material was just beginning to creep into the set list ("Somebody Got Murdered"), which previews what 1981 brings us or tomorrow!

"He's in love with rock n roll,whoa, he's in love with getting stoned whoa
He's in love with Janie Jones, whoa, he don't like his boring job no"

"Let me tell ya bout Pete, didn't want no fame, gave all money away
Well there's something wrong, it's whats good for you son,
So they certified him insane"

SAN FRANCISCO DISC 1 2/3/80-01 Clash City Rockers/02 Brand New Cadillac/03 Safe European Home/04 Jimmy Jazz/05 London Calling/06 The Guns of Brixton/07 Train In Vain/08 Protex Blue/09 White Man In Hammersmth Palais/10 Koka Kola/11 I Fought the Law/12 Spanish Bombs/13 Rudie Can't Fail/14 Police and Thieves

SAN FRANCISCO DISC 2 2/3/80-01 Stay Free/02 Wrong Em Boyo/03 Complete Control/04 Janie Jones/05 Clampdown/06 Armagideon Time/07 English Civil War/08 Garageland/09 BankrobberTommy Gun

RIOT IN HAMBURG 5/20/80-01 Clash City Rockers/02 Brand New Cadillac/03 Safe European Home/04 Koka Kola/05 I Fought the Law/06 White Man in Hammersmith Palais/07 48 Hours/08 Police and Thieves/09 Clampdown/10 English Civil War/11 Janie Jones/12 Londons Burning/13 I'm So Bored With the USA/14 White Riot/15 Armagideon Time/16 Complete Control

ABC'S FRIDAYS 5/25/80-01 London Calling/02 Train In Vain/03 Guns of Brixton/04 Clampdown

CLASH SONGBOOKS-HAMMERSMITH PALAIS 6/17/80 DISC 2-01 Clash City Rockers/02 Brand New Cadillac/03 Safe European Home/04 Jimmy Jazz/05 Revolution Rock/06 Julies In the Drug Squad/07 The Guns of Brixton/08 Train In Vain/09 London Calling/10 Spanish Bombs/11 White Man Hammersmith Palais/12 Somebody Murdered/13 Koka Kola/14 I Fought the Law/15 Jail Guitar Doors

CLASH SONGBOOKS-HAMMERSMITH PALAIS 6/17/80 DISC 2-01 Police and Thieves/02 Wrong Em Boyo/03 Clampdown/04 Stay Free/05 English Civil War/06 I'm So Bored With the USA/07 Complete Control/08 Armagideon Time/09 Rocker's Galore/10 Bankrobber/11 Tommy Gun/12 Capitol Radio/13 Londons Burning/14 Janie Jones/15 Whats My Name/16 Garageland

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