Band: The Clash
Album: The Essential Clash
Release Date: August 2022
Music Genre: Punk Electronic Rock New Wave Dub
Label: SMV Enterprises
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 20 Tracks DVD
Influential British punk group from west and south London, active between 1976 and 1985. Adding catchy sloganistic socio-political lyrics to their brand of garage rock 'n' roll, the band soon explored wider musical horizons than most of their contemporaries, incorporating reggae, dub, rockabilly, hip hop and funk influences into their music and a whole lot more.
The US saw the 2nd album "Give 'Em Enough Rope" relased before the first to coincide with the band's first transatlantic tour in early 1979 (and like in Japan and in Canada) the 1st LP "The Clash" was soon repackaged with an updated track list and the addition of a free 7" "Groovy Times" / "Gates Of The West" which wasn't released separately. A year later they were receiving worlwide acclaim with their classic double album "London Calling".
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 (Performer), their classic line-up comprised Joe Strummer (vocals / guitar, b. John Graham Mellor August 21, 1952 Ankara, Turkey d. Dec 22, 2002 Broomfield, Somerset, England), Paul Simonon (bass, b.December 15, 1955), Mick Jones (guitar, b. June 26, 1955) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, b.May 30, 1955).
|1||Clash On Broadway Trailer Including 'London Calling' & 'Radio Clash'|
|6||Train In Vain|
|9||The Call Up|
|10||Rock The Casbah|
|11||Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (Live)|
|12||Career Opportunities (Live)|
|DVD Video Special Features:|
|Promo Footage (1976):||7:09|
|17||I Fought The Law (live)||2:20|
|18||Interview Clip (1976)||2:58|
DVD Special features:
Hell W10 - Written and directed by Joe Strummer. This silent movie, made in the summer of 1983, shot in black & white and featured band members, roadcrew and friends. A tale of drugs and gangsters in West London, it was filmed when The Clash were supposed to be on a break in-between touring.
Promo footage (1976) Including '1977', 'White Riot' and 'London's Burning'.
I Fought The Law (Live) from the film 'Rude Boy'.
Interview clip London Weekend Show 1976
All videos directed by Don Letts except 'Tommy Gun' directed by Keef & Co, and 'White Riot' directed by Lindsey Clinell.
The soundtrack of Hell W10 features excerpts from: Version City, Rudy Can't Fail, First Nite Back In London (instrumental), Know Your Rights (instrumental), Long Time Jerk (instrumental), Cool Confusion (instrumental), Ghetto Defendant (instrumental), Junco Version (instrumental), Atom Tan (instrumental), Silicone On Sapphire, Wrong 'Em Boyo, Overpowered By Funk (instrumental), The Call Up, Red Angel Dragnet (instrumental), Jimmy Jazz, Mensforth Hill, Junkie Slip, Time Is Tight, Armagideon Time, Listen, The Equaliser, Police On My Back, One More Dub, Rock The Casbah (instrumental).
Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
Sleeve Jules Balme at Vegas
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
Packaging © 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd./Dorisimo Ltd.