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Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Heston » 12 Oct 2017, 12:44pm

Spiff kindly shared this on Facebook. Some idiotic comments and placing but an interesting read...

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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Toppers Boppers » 12 Oct 2017, 3:21pm

Well the #4 ranked song is unexpected. Good to subvert the party line, but that's extreme.
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Post by Heston » 12 Oct 2017, 3:24pm

Toppers Boppers wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
Well the #4 ranked song is unexpected. Good to subvert the party line, but that's extreme.
I don't mind differing opinions but to have stuff like Mustapha Dance and Silicone On Sapphire above Something About England, Corner Soul and Tommy Gun is malicious insanity.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Oct 2017, 3:35pm

Toppers Boppers wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
Well the #4 ranked song is unexpected. Good to subvert the party line, but that's extreme.
I could have exhausted 25 guesses minimum and not come up with that.
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Post by JennyB » 12 Oct 2017, 3:35pm

Heston wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:24pm
Toppers Boppers wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
Well the #4 ranked song is unexpected. Good to subvert the party line, but that's extreme.
I don't mind differing opinions but to have stuff like Mustapha Dance and Silicone On Sapphire above Something About England, Corner Soul and Tommy Gun is malicious insanity.
Yeah - to claim that Tommy Gun is a second-tier song, that Koka Kola is the worst song on LC, that I'm Not Down is terrible, and that SHITSVILLE IS NUMBER 4 is a bit, well, much. An interesting read though.

ETA - I like Hitsville. But it ain't their 4th best song.
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Post by JennyB » 12 Oct 2017, 3:38pm

Also, when talking about TIE: "This can’t have been a good time for Strummer, and you can hear it in his voice, as he sings the fuck out of this, which — with the possible exception of “Love Kills,” the concussive solo track he had on the Sid and Nancy soundtrack — was Strummer’s last great song." Say what now?
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Post by Kory » 12 Oct 2017, 3:43pm

SEAN FLYNN AT 126???!!! Fuck this list.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
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Post by Kory » 12 Oct 2017, 3:45pm

“Let’s Go Crazy,” Sandinista! (1980): Lots of Jamaican drums.
Uh.

edit: they keep talking about "Jamaican drums." I don't think they know what that means.

edit again: they write of Version City's "almost Caribbean beat." Yeah, this person doesn't understand music and shouldn't be writing about it.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Post by JennyB » 12 Oct 2017, 4:39pm

Also, did he not know that Joe was in the Meskies and released some very fine work with them? He seems to think that his career ended with Trash City.
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Post by Heston » 12 Oct 2017, 6:30pm

JennyB wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:38pm
Also, when talking about TIE: "This can’t have been a good time for Strummer, and you can hear it in his voice, as he sings the fuck out of this, which — with the possible exception of “Love Kills,” the concussive solo track he had on the Sid and Nancy soundtrack — was Strummer’s last great song." Say what now?
I was shouting at him through my computer when I read that.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Heston » 12 Oct 2017, 6:34pm

Kory wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:45pm
“Let’s Go Crazy,” Sandinista! (1980): Lots of Jamaican drums.
Uh.

edit: they keep talking about "Jamaican drums." I don't think they know what that means.

edit again: they write of Version City's "almost Caribbean beat." Yeah, this person doesn't understand music and shouldn't be writing about it.
Yes, he has no real clue about music, constantly misnaming styles and genres. Saying that, he seems to have a genuine fan's knowledge of the Clash's songs,
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by matedog » 12 Oct 2017, 6:40pm

Kory wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:45pm
“Let’s Go Crazy,” Sandinista! (1980): Lots of Jamaican drums.
Uh.

edit: they keep talking about "Jamaican drums." I don't think they know what that means.

edit again: they write of Version City's "almost Caribbean beat." Yeah, this person doesn't understand music and shouldn't be writing about it.
Does he mean steel drums? I think LGC has those right?
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Post by matedog » 12 Oct 2017, 6:43pm

Heston wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:24pm
Toppers Boppers wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
Well the #4 ranked song is unexpected. Good to subvert the party line, but that's extreme.
I don't mind differing opinions but to have stuff like Mustapha Dance and Silicone On Sapphire above Something About England, Corner Soul and Tommy Gun is malicious insanity.
Hoyston no doubt.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Oct 2017, 8:04pm

That anything from Side 6 places in the top 80% is daffy. They're there because they needed material for a sixth side, not because they're compelling in any way.
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Post by 101Walterton » 12 Oct 2017, 8:33pm

It is a shame we lost the big pole I did years ago. We had 100 different posters with their top 3 in order. The results were pretty spot on what you would expect.

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