The Clash Clash on Broadway (3-CD) [Long Box]
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- Number of Discs: 3
- Released: June 22, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony
Entertainment Weekly"...tear-down-the-walls punk....the Clash's most protean tracks make current alternative rock sound diluted and compromised." - Rating: A-
Q - 4/00, p.1075 stars out of 5 - "...a 63-track telling of one of rock's more labyrinthine yarns....we travel from a 1977 demo of 'Janie Jones' to the unedited version of 'Straight To Hell'....about as good as record consumption gets."
Melody Maker - 2/29/00, pp.48-95 stars out of 5 - "...represents the finest body of work a British band has left since The Beatles....concentrating heavily on their finest 2 albums [THE CLASH and LONDON CALLING]....Perfect."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Janie Jones (Demo)
- 2.Career Opportunities (Demo)
- 3.White Riot
- 5.I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.
- 6.Hate & War
- 7.What's My Name
- 9.London's Burning
- 10.Protex Blue
- 11.Police & Thieves
- 12.48 Hours
- 15.Capital Radio One
- 16.Complete Control
- 17.Clash City Rockers
- 18.City Of The Dead
- 19.Jail Guitar Doors
- 20.The Prisoner
- 21.(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
- 22.Pressure Drop
- 23.1-2 Crush On You
- 24.English Civil War (Live)
- 25.I Fought The Law (Live)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Safe European Home
- 2.Tommy Gun
- 3.Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
- 4.Stay Free
- 5.One Emotion (Previously Unreleased)
- 6.Groovy Times
- 7.Gates Of The West
- 8.Armagideon Time
- 9.London Calling
- 10.Brand New Cadillac
- 11.Rudie Can't Fail
- 12.The Guns Of Brixton
- 13.Spanish Bombs
- 14.Lost In The Supermarket
- 15.The Right Profile
- 16.The Card Cheat
- 17.Death Or Glory
- 19.Train In Vain
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Police On My Back
- 2.The Magnificent Seven
- 3.The Leader
- 4.The Call Up
- 5.Somebody Got Murdered
- 6.Washington Bullets
- 8.Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice) (Live)
- 9.Every Little Bit Hurts (Previously Unreleased)
- 10.Stop The World
- 11.Midnight To Stevens (Previously Unreleased)
- 12.This Is Radio Clash
- 13.Cool Confusion
- 14.Red Angel Dragnet (Edited Version)
- 15.Ghetto Defendant (Edited Version)
- 16.Rock The Casbah
- 17.Should I Stay Or Should I Go
- 18.Straight To Hell (Unedited Version)
- 19.Bonus Track 1
CLASH ON BROADWAY is a 3-CD 63-song box set featuring unreleased live and studio tracks, b-sides, rare singles, album tracks, and two booklets.
The Clash: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones (vocals, guitar); Paul Simonon (vocals, bass); Keith Levene (guitar); Topper Headon, Terry Chimes (drums).
Producers include: Sandy Pearlman, Micky Foote, Guy Stevens, Lee Perry, The Clash.
Compilation producers: Don De Vito, Richard Bauer.
Includes liner notes by Lester Bangs & Kosmo Vinyl.
Digitally remastered by Bill Price.
The "display book" version of CLASH ON BROADWAY is housed in 5" X 10" "display book" packaging with 63 pages.
Liner Note Authors: Lenny Kaye; Kosmo Vinyl.
For sheer impact, the Clash rank second only to the Sex Pistols in the U.K. punk explosion of the mid-70's; for consistency, growth and longevity, they are peerless. An explicitly political band, their music crackled with raw energy on their first releases, but their sound broadened as the songwriting of guitarists/singers Mick Jones and Joe Strummer matured.
A love of reggae (Junior Murvin's "Police And Thieves", work with Mikey Dread) and classic 60's tunes (Bobby Fuller's "I Fought The Law") gave them a depth that most of the punk movement lacked, and pushed them in directions both obscure (the dub songs on the "Sandinista" set) and popular ("Rock The Casbah", a top 10 hit).
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