Clash songs you can't stand

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Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Inder » 14 Feb 2018, 5:52pm

We will exclude Cut the Crap for this exercise. There are only two I think of as truly hideous:

Lose This Skin (sorry, Tymon)
Death is a Star

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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Flex » 14 Feb 2018, 5:56pm

I don't know if I've ever actually skipped/fast-forwarded/whatever through a Clash song, but these ones suck bigly:

the kiddo versions of Career Opportunities and the guns of brixton
stop the world
cool confusion
first night back in london

Not that every other song was a total winner, but these are the only ones that actively annoy me if I think about them.
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by eumaas » 14 Feb 2018, 5:58pm

Lover's Rock springs to mind.
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Feb 2018, 6:08pm

I wholeheartedly endorse both Nagilum's and Flex's picks.
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by eumaas » 14 Feb 2018, 6:09pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 6:08pm
I wholeheartedly endorse both Nagilum's and Flex's picks.
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I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Feb 2018, 6:15pm

Inder wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 5:52pm
We will exclude Cut the Crap for this exercise. There are only two I think of as truly hideous:

Lose This Skin (sorry, Tymon)
Death is a Star
Both those songs are very good.
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Kory » 14 Feb 2018, 6:41pm

Hitsville
Lose This Skin

Both because of the vocals.

Most of Side 6

For obvious reasons.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Heston » 14 Feb 2018, 6:43pm

I'd say the only Clash song I really can't stand is Junkie Slip.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Inder » 14 Feb 2018, 7:23pm

Oh yeah — definitely Hitsville. Just awful.

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Post by Silent Majority » 14 Feb 2018, 7:47pm

Overpowered by Funk.
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Heston » 14 Feb 2018, 8:10pm

Hitsville and Overpowered By Funk are great songs.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Kory » 14 Feb 2018, 9:05pm

Heston wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 8:10pm
Hitsville and Overpowered By Funk are great songs.
Hitsville is a great song marred by terrible production. OBF is just fine by me, except for Futura's bit.
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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)
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Feb 2018, 9:12pm

Kory wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 9:05pm
Heston wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 8:10pm
Hitsville and Overpowered By Funk are great songs.
Hitsville is a great song marred by terrible production. OBF is just fine by me, except for Futura's bit.
Racist.

I kid. But you're under suspicion coming from the Pacific Northwest. :shifty:
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by muppet hi fi » 14 Feb 2018, 9:35pm

Heston wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 6:43pm
I'd say the only Clash song I really can't stand is Junkie Slip.
I knew this was coming.

It's one of the funkiest and outside things they ever did. Toppers drums are monolithic - the way he doubles back on the backbeat with the brushes, the sound of his kick, it's all forward motion. Norman's bass is phat. - I think it's an upright. Mick's warped, phased licks are gnarly, the lyric is giddy in it's truthful conveyance of what any addicts day to day life is like. It's Tom Waits a couple years before Tom found his true musical template. I still can't figure out how they came up with it (sure, weed, but still...).
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Re: Clash songs you can't stand

Post by yetaca » 15 Feb 2018, 12:40am

Lovers Rock, Look Here, Crooked Beat, Shepherds Delight, Death Is A Star. Always enjoyed Hitsville UK

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