The Clash observations thread.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 17 Dec 2017, 12:08am

Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
A long time since I read either version. Both great and at the time I thought RLGIT was worth the second release.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 17 Dec 2017, 7:33am

Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 17 Dec 2017, 3:10pm

Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am
Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
I’ve read so many I have lost track. Was RLGIT the book that covered Joe’s wilderness years and Glastonbury etc.?
If so I found that very interesting it joined a few dots and lots of new info for me.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Low Down Low » 17 Dec 2017, 8:33pm

101Walterton wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 3:10pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am
Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
I’ve read so many I have lost track. Was RLGIT the book that covered Joe’s wilderness years and Glastonbury etc.?
If so I found that very interesting it joined a few dots and lots of new info for me.
Redemption Song?

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 18 Dec 2017, 12:00am

Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am
Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
It's a drag it doesn't include that illustration for the Vultures at the very least.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 18 Dec 2017, 12:10am

Low Down Low wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 8:33pm
101Walterton wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 3:10pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am
Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
I’ve read so many I have lost track. Was RLGIT the book that covered Joe’s wilderness years and Glastonbury etc.?
If so I found that very interesting it joined a few dots and lots of new info for me.
Redemption Song?
Could be.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by WestwayKid » 18 Dec 2017, 11:21am

101Walterton wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 12:10am
Low Down Low wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 8:33pm
101Walterton wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 3:10pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am
Kory wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 11:40pm
I finally picked up a copy of Return of the LGIT, which I was excited for because I'm so late to the party on replacing my original version. I noticed though, that it does away with the few images that pop up in the body of the text (the concert posters, etc), which disappointed me a bit. Anyone familiar enough with both versions of the book that can say whether the "new" one is really worth replacing the old one with? Does it really have that much more info?
Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
I’ve read so many I have lost track. Was RLGIT the book that covered Joe’s wilderness years and Glastonbury etc.?
If so I found that very interesting it joined a few dots and lots of new info for me.
Redemption Song?
Could be.
I think Redemption Song provided the best insight into Joe's wilderness years - so guessing that is the one you're talking about. Agreed that it joined a few dots and provided a lot of info I never really knew. All in all - a pretty solid book.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 18 Dec 2017, 2:41pm

WestwayKid wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 11:21am
101Walterton wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 12:10am
Low Down Low wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 8:33pm
101Walterton wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 3:10pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 7:33am


Just has more stuff to follow on from the first edition. Stuff that happened post Clash.
I’ve read so many I have lost track. Was RLGIT the book that covered Joe’s wilderness years and Glastonbury etc.?
If so I found that very interesting it joined a few dots and lots of new info for me.
Redemption Song?
Could be.
I think Redemption Song provided the best insight into Joe's wilderness years - so guessing that is the one you're talking about. Agreed that it joined a few dots and provided a lot of info I never really knew. All in all - a pretty solid book.
My favorite part of that whole book was learning that Joe called Chris Salewicz "Sandwich."
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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 drowninghere » 19 Jan 2018, 9:53pm

The first 20 seconds or so of One More Time blew me away today. Whatever production issues exist with Sandinsta! do not apply, Mikey is like a hype man at the beginning of a rap track, and MUST I GET A WITNESS? might just be the best first line in the whole damn discography.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Inder » 19 Jan 2018, 10:22pm

drowninghere wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 9:53pm
The first 20 seconds or so of One More Time blew me away today. Whatever production issues exist with Sandinsta! do not apply, Mikey is like a hype man at the beginning of a rap track, and MUST I GET A WITNESS? might just be the best first line in the whole damn discography.
It was the first song I fell in love with off Sandinista! when I finally heard the entire album. Brilliant.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 19 Jan 2018, 10:55pm

drowninghere wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 9:53pm
The first 20 seconds or so of One More Time blew me away today. Whatever production issues exist with Sandinsta! do not apply, Mikey is like a hype man at the beginning of a rap track, and MUST I GET A WITNESS? might just be the best first line in the whole damn discography.
And when you think Stop the World made the tracklisting for Essential Clash.

Utterly superb song. "You don't need no silicone to calculate poverty" is my favourite line.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Jan 2018, 11:16pm

Heston wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 10:55pm
drowninghere wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 9:53pm
The first 20 seconds or so of One More Time blew me away today. Whatever production issues exist with Sandinsta! do not apply, Mikey is like a hype man at the beginning of a rap track, and MUST I GET A WITNESS? might just be the best first line in the whole damn discography.
And when you think Stop the World made the tracklisting for Essential Clash.

Utterly superb song. "You don't need no silicone to calculate poverty" is my favourite line.
Always loved it as a show opener those versions are great.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Wolter » 20 Jan 2018, 11:03am

One More Time is a top 5 Clash song for me.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by WestwayKid » 20 Jan 2018, 10:11pm

Wolter wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 11:03am
One More Time is a top 5 Clash song for me.
I’m with you on that one. So many things going on. Joe sounds so weary, but it fits with the song. Mikey’s toasting and a killer groove from Paul. In my mind - the best reggae they ever recorded. Glad to hear it getting some love!

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 21 Jan 2018, 12:06am

Hey Hes, who got songwriting credit on that one?
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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