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The Clash : the only band that mattered

Author: Sean Egan
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield, [2015]
Series: Tempo: A Rowman & Littlefield Music Series on Rock, Pop, and Culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash's career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash's self-conscious tussles with their record label, the accusations of sell-out that dogged their footsteps, their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
The Clash
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
(DLC) 2014024677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Egan
ISBN: 9780810888760 0810888769 9781322328119 1322328110
OCLC Number: 897016139
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages).
Contents: Garageland, more or less --
Sellout alert --
Reinventing punk --
In the shadow of The Jam --
A paradoxical success --
A sad finale --
Rehabilitation.
Series Title: Tempo: A Rowman & Littlefield Music Series on Rock, Pop, and Culture.
Responsibility: Sean Egan.

Abstract:

"In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash's career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash's self-conscious tussles with their record label, the accusations of sell-out that dogged their footsteps, their rivalry with the similarly leaning but less purist Jam, the paradoxical quality of their achieving multi-platinum success and even whether their denunciations of Thatcherism were proven wrong, Egan has come up with new insights into a much discussed group"--Provided by publisher.

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Economic decay in Britain during the 1970s and the overt commercialization of rock led to the creation of punk rock, and no punk band enjoyed as much critical acclaim as the Clash. The Sex Pistols Read more...

 
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