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The Clash : all the albums, all the songs

Author: Martin Popoff
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, an imprint of the Quarto Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll--not just punk--even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title 'The Only Band That Matters' along the way. In their eight-year career, The Clash offered six CBS Records studio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Popoff
ISBN: 9780760359341 0760359342
OCLC Number: 1099771913
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 231 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Martin Popoff.

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"Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll--not just punk--even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title 'The Only Band That Matters' along the way. In their eight-year career, The Clash offered six CBS Records studio releases, including one double and one triple LP, and increasingly melded influences ranging from rockabilly to ska, reggae, and even hip-hop into their sound. Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff dissects each of the 91 tracks, including the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. In addition, an introductory essay sets the scene for each album, while sidebar features explore influences on the band, album art, non-LP singles, the band's staunch political stance, and song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios."--Provided by publisher.

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