Clashing again

Clash clash clash. ¡VIVAN LOS NORTEAMERICANOS DEL IMCT Y LAS BRIGADAS DEL CADILLAC NUEVO!
Post Reply
eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Clashing again

Post by eumaas » 31 Oct 2017, 3:04pm

After hearing the Clash on Stranger Things S2, I got a real hankering to listen to them for the first time in years. So I went on Amazon and bought three CDs. What did I get? GEER, S!, and SBMC. Just didn't feel like s/t, LC, or CR. Let alone CtC. And because of my particular nostalgia, I didn't pick up any of the newer compilations and single releases.

Just thought I would mention it.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

muppet hi fi
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 4210
Joined: 19 Feb 2009, 1:10pm

Re: Clashing again

Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Oct 2017, 5:42pm

Interesting serendipity here, as I was just about to start a thread about bands/artists you've never tired of, even for a short spell, since you discovered them. And I'm pretty sure the Clash and the Screaming Blue Messiahs are probably the only ones I can think of.

muppet hi fi
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 4210
Joined: 19 Feb 2009, 1:10pm

Re: Clashing again

Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Oct 2017, 5:43pm

Interesting serendipity here, as I was just about to start a thread about fave bands/artists you've never tired of, even for a short spell, since you discovered them. And I'm pretty sure the Clash and the Screaming Blue Messiahs are probably the only ones I can think of.

Rat Patrol
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 14581
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 9:23pm
Location: A flat burning junkheap for twenty square miles

Re: Clashing again

Post by Rat Patrol » 31 Oct 2017, 6:00pm

Image

Back on your Clash bullshit again? Don't worry...DCT will put a stop to that in record self-loathing time.


Now...about the pitch on that Koka Kola bell. . .
Image

Inder
User avatar
corecore vanguard
Posts: 7984
Joined: 14 Jun 2008, 3:28pm

Re: Clashing again

Post by Inder » 31 Oct 2017, 6:04pm

We should have a Clash listening party.

Kory
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 7406
Joined: 17 Jun 2008, 1:42pm
Location: In the Discosphere

Re: Clashing again

Post by Kory » 31 Oct 2017, 6:16pm

eumaas wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 3:04pm
After hearing the Clash on Stranger Things S2, I got a real hankering to listen to them for the first time in years. So I went on Amazon and bought three CDs. What did I get? GEER, S!, and SBMC. Just didn't feel like s/t, LC, or CR. Let alone CtC. And because of my particular nostalgia, I didn't pick up any of the newer compilations and single releases.

Just thought I would mention it.
I thought you were more of a downloader, for some reason.
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)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 25036
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!
Contact:

Re: Clashing again

Post by Flex » 31 Oct 2017, 6:22pm

Their greatest album, a good comp, and some filler.

The perfect Clash experience. :shifty:
"I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon." - Prince

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Heston
User avatar
God of Thunder...and Rock 'n Roll
Posts: 26123
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 4:07pm
Location: North of Watford Junction
Contact:

Re: Clashing again

Post by Heston » 31 Oct 2017, 7:35pm

The Clash are now engrained in my DNA. Never tire of them.
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.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: Clashing again

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Oct 2017, 7:40pm

Whenever Marky unleashes a blast of stuff, I get sucked in again for a little while (especially his Paul-less version of LC), but DCT really did compromise my enjoyment of the band. Which isn't to say I didn't love the argument and analysis, but I can't help but stumble over the warts now. That's the hilarious upshot of the conflict between CK and myself in his final few years here: he basically won because I can't just plain enjoy the Clash anymore.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

Rat Patrol
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 14581
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 9:23pm
Location: A flat burning junkheap for twenty square miles

Re: Clashing again

Post by Rat Patrol » 31 Oct 2017, 8:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 7:40pm
Whenever Marky unleashes a blast of stuff, I get sucked in again for a little while (especially his Paul-less version of LC), but DCT really did compromise my enjoyment of the band. Which isn't to say I didn't love the argument and analysis, but I can't help but stumble over the warts now. That's the hilarious upshot of the conflict between CK and myself in his final few years here: he basically won because I can't just plain enjoy the Clash anymore.
Once you've stood on Olympus and had your throat threatened by the B-team's ace...the everyday thrills just seem kind of ordinary, no?
Image

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: Clashing again

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Oct 2017, 8:52pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 8:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 7:40pm
Whenever Marky unleashes a blast of stuff, I get sucked in again for a little while (especially his Paul-less version of LC), but DCT really did compromise my enjoyment of the band. Which isn't to say I didn't love the argument and analysis, but I can't help but stumble over the warts now. That's the hilarious upshot of the conflict between CK and myself in his final few years here: he basically won because I can't just plain enjoy the Clash anymore.
Once you've stood on Olympus and had your throat threatened by the B-team's ace...the everyday thrills just seem kind of ordinary, no?
Nick & Pete wrote: :angry:
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: Clashing again

Post by eumaas » 01 Nov 2017, 8:40am

Kory wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 6:16pm
eumaas wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 3:04pm
After hearing the Clash on Stranger Things S2, I got a real hankering to listen to them for the first time in years. So I went on Amazon and bought three CDs. What did I get? GEER, S!, and SBMC. Just didn't feel like s/t, LC, or CR. Let alone CtC. And because of my particular nostalgia, I didn't pick up any of the newer compilations and single releases.

Just thought I would mention it.
I thought you were more of a downloader, for some reason.
vinyl > CD > FLAC > cassette > MP3 is my order of preference. Although sometimes I would rather listen to CD (w/ great headphones) over vinyl since the soundsystem we have for vinyl isn't the greatest. Vinyl is usually what we put on when we have guests.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: Clashing again

Post by eumaas » 01 Nov 2017, 8:42am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 7:40pm
Whenever Marky unleashes a blast of stuff, I get sucked in again for a little while (especially his Paul-less version of LC), but DCT really did compromise my enjoyment of the band. Which isn't to say I didn't love the argument and analysis, but I can't help but stumble over the warts now. That's the hilarious upshot of the conflict between CK and myself in his final few years here: he basically won because I can't just plain enjoy the Clash anymore.
I was able to enjoy it! I think because my memory of the DCT years has now faded. I mean, I was able to make it through the entirety of Shitsville without skipping the track, so that should indicate the goodwill I have built up for the Clash over the past few years of refusing to listen to them.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: Clashing again

Post by eumaas » 01 Nov 2017, 8:45am

Flex wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 6:22pm
Their greatest album, a good comp, and some filler.

The perfect Clash experience. :shifty:
I considered getting London Calling, but the anniversary edition with the demos (which I have never listened to!) is OOP. And anyway I think I have heard LC enough. The title track has become oversaturated in film/TV.

I would rather a good singles/B-sides comp than the US s/t. I think UK is a good album but not the best of '77.

I never bought the singles box. Is it worth it? Pricey.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

Silent Majority
User avatar
Singer-Songwriter Nancy
Posts: 12601
Joined: 10 Nov 2008, 8:28pm
Location: A republic of mind
Contact:

Re: Clashing again

Post by Silent Majority » 01 Nov 2017, 8:54am

My favourite band. Marky's remasters have reminded me how deep the music, lyrics and performances of their best stuff are lodged in my heart.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

www.pexlives.libsyn.com/

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests