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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 21 Jan 2018, 12:21am

matedog wrote:
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Hey Hes, who got songwriting credit on that one?
Haven't got the book at hand but pretty sure it's a Strummer/Jones.
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: The Clash observations thread.

Post by WestwayKid » 21 Jan 2018, 2:44pm

Heston wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:21am
matedog wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:06am
Hey Hes, who got songwriting credit on that one?
Haven't got the book at hand but pretty sure it's a Strummer/Jones.
I’ve always assumed it’s Paul on bass. Can anyone confirm that?

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 22 Jan 2018, 12:30am

WestwayKid wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 2:44pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:21am
matedog wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:06am
Hey Hes, who got songwriting credit on that one?
Haven't got the book at hand but pretty sure it's a Strummer/Jones.
I’ve always assumed it’s Paul on bass. Can anyone confirm that?
I can't. I always thought it was somebody other than Paul. It's too solid.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 22 Jan 2018, 12:48am

Heston wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:21am
matedog wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 12:06am
Hey Hes, who got songwriting credit on that one?
Haven't got the book at hand but pretty sure it's a Strummer/Jones.
Looked up the sheet music and it’s S/J.

Love aspects of the song but songs with the same chord progression in the verse and the chorus are too static for me to fully love.
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 Heston » 08 Feb 2018, 6:06pm

I heard City of the Dead for the first time in ages today. Man, what an underrated song that is.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by muppet hi fi » 08 Feb 2018, 6:44pm

Heston wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 6:06pm
I heard City of the Dead for the first time in ages today. Man, what an underrated song that is.
Yep. Still have my single copy of "Complete Control" (couldn't get it til '78) and after CC, "City Of the Dead" quickly became my 2nd fave Clash tune at the time. Supposedly Mick hated the song. wtf, Mick?

Also, the labels on the disc were backwards (CC on b-side and vice versa); I very carefully penned in the proper songs - shoulda left it as is, mighta been worth something on eBay!
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2018, 7:18pm

In true tep style...

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 09 Feb 2018, 1:17am

Heston wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 6:06pm
I heard City of the Dead for the first time in ages today. Man, what an underrated song that is.
Love the FHTE version because he drops his dopey 77 delivery.
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 muppet hi fi » 09 Feb 2018, 2:47am

matedog wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 1:17am
Heston wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 6:06pm
I heard City of the Dead for the first time in ages today. Man, what an underrated song that is.
Love the FHTE version because he drops his dopey 77 delivery.
Goddamnit, Hoy.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Feb 2018, 4:55am

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In true tep style...

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by JennyB » 09 Feb 2018, 12:17pm

Heston wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 6:06pm
I heard City of the Dead for the first time in ages today. Man, what an underrated song that is.
I feel the same way - and The Prisoner, too. I kind of always lump the two of them together.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by tepista » 10 Feb 2018, 10:05pm

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by tepista » 10 Feb 2018, 10:19pm

I'm getting a deja vu, didnt this come up years ago? the more i look at ot thoe more it seems familiar.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Feb 2018, 4:09am

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Wolter » 11 Feb 2018, 11:45am

Marky Dread wrote:
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Did they grow up to become The Strokes?
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