Live Ledge #125: The Clash

Last Tuesday's release of the Clash's Sound System box set has me listening to almost nothing but "the only band that matters", so it's only natural that tonight's show is devoted to them. Instead of just playing two hours of Clash tunes, though, this episode features a number of different segments. Sure, there's some rarities from the box set, but there is so much more. There's a segment devoted to the original versions of songs that are now known primarily because of The Clash's versions. There is also a mini-set devoted to rockabilly versions, and quite a few acoustic or semi-acoustic reworkings. Of course, there are also plenty of almost note-for-note remakes by the likes of Rancid, Murphy's Law, and Face to Face.
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1. The Clash, This Is Radio Clash (Different Lyrics)
2. The Clash, Janie Jones (Polydor Demos)
3. The Clash, London's Burning (Polydor Demos)
4. The Clash, 1977 (Polydor Demos)
5. Vince Taylor And His Playboys, Brand New Cadillac
6. The Bobby Fuller Four, I Fought The Law
7. The Equals, Police On My Back
8. Toots & The Maytals, Pressure Drop
9. Willie Williams, Armagideon Time
10. Banjoey Ramone, White Riot
11. Billy Bragg & The Neurotics, Garageland
12. Afghan Whigs, Lost In The Supermarket
13. Cracker, White Riot
14. Tommy Stinson, Hateful
15. Jesse Malin, Death or Glory
16. Matthew Ryan, Somebody Got Murdered
17. Willie Nile, Police On My Back
18. Rancid, Cheat
19. The Mods, Clash City Rockers
20. Hot Water Music, Clampdown
21. Dave Smalley, Death Or Glory
22. Murphy's Law, Hate And War
23. Saves The Day, City Rockers
24. Face To Face, Tommy Gun
25. Die Toten Hosen, The Guns of Brixton
26. The Clash, Safe European Homes
27. The Clash, City of the Dead (Live at the Lyceum)
28. The Clash, Stay Free (Live at the Lyceum)
29. Manic Street Preachers, Train In Vain (LIVE)
30. Anti Flag, Clash City Rockers
31. The Valkyrians, Career Opportunities
32. The Carvans, Jail Guitar Doors
33. The Hyperjax, Capital Radio
34. The Farrell Bros, Janie Jones
35. The Clash, Long Time Jerk


Grant Wentzel said…
Yes! Thanks for this... maybe for xmas I'll try to talk santa into putting the "boombox" under the tree.
Anonymous said…
great show.

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