Terrible Clash Covers

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by dave202 » 08 Feb 2012, 1:51pm

Heston wrote:
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Silent Majority wrote:I'm surprised that Heston likes Cock Sparrer, but not Sham 69. They're filed away into the same place in my head.
Now there are two bands which are reasonable to liken together musically. Cock Sparrer is better, by my estimation, but Shock Troops ain't exactly worlds apart from Sham 69's oeuvre.
The reasons I like Cock Sparrer and dislike Sham 69...

A) Cock Sparrer had much better tunes and lyrics.
B) Cock Sparrer had much better guitars.
C) Colin from Cock Sparrer had a pretty emotive voice, with a touch of the Steve Marriotts about it. Pursey just sounds yobbish, and has no real tone or inflection in his voice.
D) Jimmy Pursey
I don't agree with 75% of what you say, but I'll go along with D, which in some cases counts as a mandate.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Heston » 08 Feb 2012, 10:03pm

On the subject of Sham 69, I will admit to liking Hurry Up Harry, at least until the English Football Association appoint a new manager.
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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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2012, 11:36pm

Heston wrote:On the subject of Sham 69, I will admit to liking Hurry Up Harry, at least until the English Football Association appoint a new manager.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by appleseed » 11 Feb 2012, 4:31pm

Heston wrote:My top 5 Clash Covers:

1. We are the Clash - Sparks
Agreed. I don't like most Clash covers, but this one is my favorite. It gets the top spot by going through the backdoor really. It's only nominally a Clash song, and radically remaking it could only work in its favor, unlike 99% of the pre-CTC songs.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by appleseed » 11 Feb 2012, 4:34pm

Heston wrote: C) Colin from Cock Sparrer had a pretty emotive voice, with a touch of the Steve Marriotts about it. Pursey just sounds yobbish, and has no real tone or inflection in his voice.
Good point. I had never made the connection with Marriott, but you're right.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Heston » 11 Feb 2012, 5:08pm

See guys, I'm not always wrong.
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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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2012, 6:04pm

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Heh.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Rat Patrol » 13 Feb 2012, 6:33pm

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Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Silent Majority » 13 Feb 2012, 6:42pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Image
Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
Oh my God, you're right.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2012, 6:59pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Image
Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
I thought the sheik was actually Bernie. Marcus' book, perhaps?
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Feb 2012, 8:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Image
Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
I thought the sheik was actually Bernie. Marcus' book, perhaps?
Yes it's Bernie and Kosmo isn't it?
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2012, 8:21pm

Marky Dread wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Image
Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
I thought the sheik was actually Bernie. Marcus' book, perhaps?
Yes it's Bernie and Kosmo isn't it?
According to RotLGiT, the Arab is Bernie and the Jew is "long-time band buddy Mark 'Frothler' Helfont."
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Feb 2012, 8:38pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Image
Both of those guys are totally Bernie's likeness. This creeps the fuck out of me. :scared:
I thought the sheik was actually Bernie. Marcus' book, perhaps?
Yes it's Bernie and Kosmo isn't it?
According to RotLGiT, the Arab is Bernie and the Jew is "long-time band buddy Mark 'Frothler' Helfont."
Ah yes that's right. I think Mark was Matlock's buddy from St. Martins. Although I think his surname is actually Helfond.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Chuck Mangione » 13 Feb 2012, 8:38pm

Definitely the worst cover art of all time. Especially of the Clash's whole catalogue.
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