The Clash observations thread.

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The Clash observations thread.

Post by Inder » 07 Mar 2010, 6:31pm

Is there already one? I can't find it.

Anyways, an observation: that bit in the Radio Clash vid where Joe says "yeah!" and the TV control guy is all like snapping his fingers — that's awesome.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 08 Mar 2010, 1:07am

Inder wrote:Is there already one? I can't find it.

Anyways, an observation: that bit in the Radio Clash vid where Joe says "yeah!" and the TV control guy is all like snapping his fingers — that's awesome.
My favorite part of that video is after one of the instrumental bits when it shows Paul, Mick and Joe individually in slow motion and you can tell that they were going off. Gives me chills.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 08 Mar 2010, 2:18am

Kory wrote:
Inder wrote:Is there already one? I can't find it.

Anyways, an observation: that bit in the Radio Clash vid where Joe says "yeah!" and the TV control guy is all like snapping his fingers — that's awesome.
My favorite part of that video is after one of the instrumental bits when it shows Paul, Mick and Joe individually in slow motion and you can tell that they were going off. Gives me chills.
It'd be nice if that movie was ever completed.
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: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 08 Mar 2010, 4:05am

matedog wrote:
Kory wrote:
Inder wrote:Is there already one? I can't find it.

Anyways, an observation: that bit in the Radio Clash vid where Joe says "yeah!" and the TV control guy is all like snapping his fingers — that's awesome.
My favorite part of that video is after one of the instrumental bits when it shows Paul, Mick and Joe individually in slow motion and you can tell that they were going off. Gives me chills.
It'd be nice if that movie was ever completed.
T minus 10 years or whatever, right? I think that was the estimate...
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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)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 08 Mar 2010, 11:38am

On any newly acquired boot, the songs I am going to listen to first are almost always: Capital Radio, WMHP, Somebody Got Murdered, English Civil War, and Complete Control.
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: The Clash observations thread.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 08 Mar 2010, 12:16pm

Observation: Clash fans are crazy. Why else would there be a site like this?
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Mar 2010, 12:22pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:Observation: Clash fans are crazy. Why else would there be a site like this?
Musing about Inder's real purpose in maintaining this site is a moebius strip of psychological trauma.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Wolter » 09 Mar 2010, 11:00am

I remembered this morning that I put together a playlist on my iPhone of all the officially released Clash studio songs through the "Bankrobber" a-side, in order by release date.

An Observation: The Clash are fucking awesome.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 09 Mar 2010, 11:18am

Wolter wrote:I remembered this morning that I put together a playlist on my iPhone of all the officially released Clash studio songs through the "Bankrobber" a-side, in order by release date.

An Observation: The Clash are fucking awesome.
Pretty good stopping point.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Wolter » 09 Mar 2010, 11:20am

eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:I remembered this morning that I put together a playlist on my iPhone of all the officially released Clash studio songs through the "Bankrobber" a-side, in order by release date.

An Observation: The Clash are fucking awesome.
Pretty good stopping point.
Yeah, even the weakest tracks are still pretty damn joyous through then.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 09 Mar 2010, 11:52am

eumaas wrote:Pretty good stopping point.


Yeah, if you're too pussy to confront the might of "experimental Clash."
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: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 09 Mar 2010, 11:54am

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:Pretty good stopping point.


Yeah, if you're too pussy to confront the might of "experimental Clash."
Yeah man, First Night Back in London is a hefty pay off.
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: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Wolter » 09 Mar 2010, 11:55am

matedog wrote:
Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:Pretty good stopping point.


Yeah, if you're too pussy to confront the might of "experimental Clash."
Yeah man, First Night Back in London is a hefty pay off.
I'm so glad IMCT now has two mascots.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Flex » 09 Mar 2010, 12:00pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:Pretty good stopping point.


Yeah, if you're too pussy to confront the might of "experimental Clash."
This is like saying that you decided to stop sleeping with the women in your town right before you started on the ones with STDs. Do we really need to "confront" herpes? Really?
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 09 Mar 2010, 12:01pm

Flex wrote:Do we really need to "confront" herpes? Really?
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"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."

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