The Clash
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1976
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The Clash

The Clash Biography (Wikipedia)

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. They have also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and lead vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon. Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones' departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone. In 1982, they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.

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Hitsville U.K.
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Hitsville U.K.
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Rock The Casbah
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Rock The Casbah
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Lose This Skin
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Lose This Skin
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Bankrobber
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Bankrobber
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White Riot
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White Riot
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London Calling
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London Calling
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Safe European Home
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Safe European Home
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I Fought The Law
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I Fought The Law
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Should I Stay Or Should I Go
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Should I Stay Or Should I Go
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Straight To Hell
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Straight To Hell
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(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
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(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
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This Is Radio Clash
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This Is Radio Clash
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The Guns Of Brixton
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The Guns Of Brixton
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Clampdown
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Clampdown
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Jimmy Jazz
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