Clash clobber poll

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What year did the Clash look best?

1976
0
No votes
1977
7
20%
1978
9
26%
1979
7
20%
1980
7
20%
1981
2
6%
1982
1
3%
1983
0
No votes
1984
0
No votes
1985
2
6%
 
Total votes: 35

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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2018, 6:55pm

Flex wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 6:20pm
if i hadn't already committed to 78 for political board reasons, i'd pick 79 or 80, probably.
I’d probably pick ‘77, but yeah, I’ve made my commitment.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Olaf » 15 Aug 2018, 6:58pm

Heston wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 6:04pm
1976

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Here's another one from that photo session apparently. Looks like a casting for My Own Private Idaho.

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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Olaf » 15 Aug 2018, 7:03pm

What about this version of '76

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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Aug 2018, 7:19pm

Olaf wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 7:03pm
What about this version of '76

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You gotta start somewhere I guess but I think they look crap.

I do like this look from early '79.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Aug 2018, 7:22pm

But I think they look best here.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by deny » 15 Aug 2018, 7:29pm

I like Mick's mullet
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Aug 2018, 7:33pm

deny wrote:
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I like Mick's mullet
"Someone just asked me if the group would wear suits" yeah why not the band look cool in them.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by matedog » 24 Aug 2018, 5:03pm

More 1978 awful hair:
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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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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Heston » 24 Aug 2018, 5:15pm

Is it me or did the band seem to look healthier and more muscular in 1981-2?
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 clobber poll

Post by Marky Dread » 24 Aug 2018, 7:59pm

Heston wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 5:15pm
Is it me or did the band seem to look healthier and more muscular in 1981-2?
Yeah they were scrawny looking fuckers during the punk years. But I expect they took more speed then also.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by deny » 24 Aug 2018, 8:32pm

matedog wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 5:03pm
More 1978 awful hair:
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The way they looked in 1978 was as though 1976/77 never happened.

They each seemed to have regressed to their pre-Clash days look?
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Rat Patrol » 25 Aug 2018, 12:10am

I actually like the stripped-down '83 "steal from the merch table instead of doing laundry on the bus" look quite a lot. Very college radio. At some point you reach the stage of just being over it on choice of designer trousers, and that was probably the right choice for trying to carve a credible path through that fashion disaster of a musical era.

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First casual Clash II photo shoot on the street in Dec. '83 follows similar 'off-shelf' vein. Then I presume Bernie started getting all involved, and. . . :yuck:
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Post by Marky Dread » 25 Aug 2018, 8:35am

Rat Patrol wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 12:10am
I actually like the stripped-down '83 "steal from the merch table instead of doing laundry on the bus" look quite a lot. Very college radio. At some point you reach the stage of just being over it on choice of designer trousers, and that was probably the right choice for trying to carve a credible path through that fashion disaster of a musical era.

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First casual Clash II photo shoot on the street in Dec. '83 follows similar 'off-shelf' vein. Then I presume Bernie started getting all involved, and. . . :yuck:
I agree that look works just great for the band at this stage. But then onwards to disaster and oblivion. I wonder whose idea it was to go back to basics with a touch of mad max.
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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by 101Walterton » 25 Aug 2018, 5:43pm

deny wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 8:32pm
matedog wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 5:03pm
More 1978 awful hair:
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The way they looked in 1978 was as though 1976/77 never happened.

They each seemed to have regressed to their pre-Clash days look?
Thinking back it is funny how quickly that early punk look
of spiked hair, bondage trousers, safety pins and razor blades looked dated.The ‘fans’ stuck with for a while but as the Pistols imploded and Clash moved on with the other major players, it sort of became redundant. This was obviously expediated by the shift to 2 Tone in 79.
It had a very short shelf life.

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Re: Clash clobber poll

Post by Marky Dread » 25 Aug 2018, 7:23pm

101Walterton wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 5:43pm
deny wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 8:32pm
matedog wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 5:03pm
More 1978 awful hair:
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The way they looked in 1978 was as though 1976/77 never happened.

They each seemed to have regressed to their pre-Clash days look?
Thinking back it is funny how quickly that early punk look
of spiked hair, bondage trousers, safety pins and razor blades looked dated.The ‘fans’ stuck with for a while but as the Pistols imploded and Clash moved on with the other major players, it sort of became redundant. This was obviously expediated by the shift to 2 Tone in 79.
It had a very short shelf life.
The look was kind of dated before a lot of the punk bands got off the ground. It became lether jackets and t-shirts very quickly. This is the punk uniform which was kind of a shame as it had been so original. It worked brilliantly for The Ramones giving that gang feel but too many others copied the look from Sid onwards.
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