Friday, October 9, 2009

Curtain Call: The Clash

The year was 1982. It's true The Clash were falling apart as they opened for The Who on their "farewell" tour. Yet, through all of the turmoil, the band really got it together for this performance in front of 72,000 at Shea Stadium. There's no way those Who fans marched back to the No. 7 train thinking the best band on stage that night was Roger, Pete and Co. Rhino released 'Live at Shea Stadium' a year ago this week, and it has been on my stereo many times since then. There are those who will say by the time The Clash were supporting 'Combat Rock' they were already way past their peak. If you fall into this camp, I encourage you to give the following a listen.

Kosmo Vinyl Introduction (mp3)
The Clash - London Calling (mp3)
The Clash - Tommy Gun (mp3)
The Clash - Career Opportunities (mp3)

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