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Playlist 15 December

Mickey Bradley | 15:19 UK time, Tuesday, 20 December 2011

I haven’t got a copy of the original Clash single, Capital Radio. Or was it an EP ? It was free with copies of the first Clash LP, from the Spring of 1977 I didn’t buy the LP until 1979, having listened over the shoulders of my friends before that. No freebies in my copy. So the version of Capital Radio is a re-recorded version (containing original members of the band) which they put out a few years later. Still a rockin’ good demolition of London’s radio station. The days when it was a big deal to get punk rock records heard outside your living room.

Also a welcome return to the Yacht’s first single for Radar Records, which I have difficulty tracking down on CD. That’s why there are crackles which can be heard by those who turn the radio up loud.

Clash – Capital Radio
Smiths - Girl Afraid
Yachts – Look Back In Love Not In Anger
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks - I Woke Up Dreaming
Elvis Costello – The Beat
Plasmatics – Butcher Baby
Devo – Through Being Cool
Steve Treatment – Tempest Fashion Baby
– Prince Of Darkness
– Sunny Day Blue
Stiff Little Fingers – Doesn’t Make It Alright
Destroy All Monsters -November 22 1963
Pop Rivits – Dream of 63
Joy Division – No Love Lost


  • Comment number 1.

    My elder brother has the 1st Clash LP which still has the red sticker on the inside sleeve. Think you had to send the sticker in to receive a copy of the Capitol Radio 45. He didn't realise until it was way too late that he missed out on a rare punk single. I have yet to tell him that the LP complete with the orginal sticker is now also worth quite a few quid. I should do I know but I still hold a minor grudge for him flogging my ticket to see The Clash in the early 80's to a pal of his who offered a fiver more. And he flogged some of my Thunderbird toys....sniff.

  • Comment number 2.

    Jason, let it go. I remember it was Feargal Sharkey who had the first Clash LP. I won't tell him it's now worth money.



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