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punk lives on
April 11th 2006


15 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

great review, by the way i fought the law was a cover, it was all originally writen by sonny curtis. tory crimes's real name is terry chimes and is now a ciropractor (excuse the spelling). also police and theives was written by lee perry, its a reggea song by women, or a castrated man. complete control is the clash's best song ever

tom79
April 11th 2006


3380 Comments


i fought the law was a cover, it was all originally writen by sonny curtis.

It was made popular by by bobby fuller four, but yes, it was written by Sonny Curtis, and first done by The Crickets, after Buddy Holly died.
also police and theives was written by lee perry, its a reggea song by women, or a castrated man.

It first played by Junior Murvin and was written by him and Perry.
and yes Complete Control is a great song, maybe not the clash's all time best, but one of them.This Message Edited On 07.17.06This Message Edited On 07.18.06

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Rudd13
April 11th 2006


952 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

pwn3d.

punk lives on
April 11th 2006


15 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thank u tom79 u know ur stuff man. i fought the law was def written by sonny curtis, iv got the complete clash chords song book thingy, it sez written by sonny curtis, ur probably write bout it being peformed by bobby fuller four.


tom79
April 11th 2006


3380 Comments


thank u tom79 u know ur stuff man.

No problem and thank you. This Message Edited On 07.18.06

punk lives on
April 11th 2006


15 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

check ur profile man u like alot of random stuff, some pretty good stuff 2. nice one, not many people like such a wide variety


tom79
April 11th 2006


3380 Comments


:lol: Yeah theres a bit of variety there, but theres people with more.

Simon Kent
April 11th 2006


58 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sham 69 sucks but the Clash kicks ass so it's balanced out. great review.

tom79
April 11th 2006


3380 Comments


Sham 69 does indeed not suck.

Rudd13
April 11th 2006


952 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

[quote=Simon]Sham 69 sucks but the Clash kicks *** so it's balanced out. great review.[/quote]

Sham 69 will forever own you, also, thanks. This Message Edited On 04.11.06

ToyDolls
April 25th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I bought this browsing a Barns N' Noble. I loved the Pistols, so why not? I put this in and it blew them away, miles away. Not only do (did) they have something to say, they also write some sweet music.

tom79
June 4th 2006


3380 Comments


I really don't find anything the same at all between The Clash and The Pistols, with the exception of the odd song from their debut (like Clash City Rockers), and that they came out at the same time. Thats all really. Musically, lyrically The Clash were better than them in everyway.This Message Edited On 08.21.06

MrKite
June 28th 2007


5020 Comments


The big difference was a little thing called talent. I still dig what I know from the Pistols though, the Clash just beat them in every way possible to be beaten.
This is a really good album. Anyone else notice the difference in sound of Clash City Rockers and everything else?
Not one bad song on here.

jefflebowski
August 29th 2011


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Best UK punk album of all time. The songwriting on this is 10000x better than Never Mind The Bollocks, the lyrics are superior also.

zakalwe
May 1st 2013


8875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Total c-o-n control.
Now this, this is a punk album.

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jefflebowski
May 1st 2013


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

why this doesn't have more love around here is a mystery i will never solve

MUNGOLOID
May 16th 2013


4350 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

got mad love for this.

Fozzie
January 15th 2014


342 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Raw PUNK. Both the UK and US release have great track lists, but the US version is more consistent.

This album has some great riffs (Clash City Rockers - US), backup vocals, drumming, and awesome bass (Police & Thieves).

Janie Jones is one of the best punk songs ever. Joe's sneering vocals and that killer bassline make the song.

Although not written by The Clash, I Fought The Law is an ace cover that captures what punk is about.

Police & Thieves as mentioned has a great driving bassline. A magnificent cover of an awesome reggae tune. The Clash would expand their style with similar songs on the later albums.

Outstanding timeless punk album.

DikkoZinner
April 25th 2014


3359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Better than LC imo

jefflebowski
April 25th 2014


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

absolutely

this is god tier



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