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The Clash: Sociological Imagination and Critical Philosophy

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In 1977 the world was undergoing a social revolution. This revolution was expressed in almost all areas of society, where many new ideas about the economy, freedom and inequality were put at centre stage (Haberman, 2013)....

From a Long Way Away: New York and London in The Clash’s ‘Red Angel Dragnet’

James Peacock

James Peacock is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literatures at Keele University, UK. His articles on contemporary American fiction have appeared in Journal of American Studies, English and Critique. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...I begin this chapter, which concerns shots fired in the night and bullets taken by the innocent, quite cravenly, by taking my own critical shots at an easy target. David Fricke’s Rolling Stone review of The Clash’s Combat Rock (1982...

Conclusion: The Only Band that Matters

Samuel Cohen

Samuel Cohen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He is the author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace. He is also Series Editor of the New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture, co-editor of JMMLA, and author of Fifty Essays: A Portable Anthology and Literature: The Human Experience. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Peacock

James Peacock is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literatures at Keele University, UK. His articles on contemporary American fiction have appeared in Journal of American Studies, English and Critique. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Punk died the day The Clash signed to CBS.Mark Perry, qtd. in Frere-Jones 2004Punk became a movement ‘cos we all felt lost/Leaders sold out and now we all pay the costCrass, ‘Punk Is Dead’, 1978So, all readers will agree that The Clash...

Spouting Slogans for the Sandinistas? The Clash and International Solidarity

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sandinista!, the fourth album by The Clash, was released in the UK in late 1980. It was eagerly awaited, following the critical and commercial success of London Calling. However, it turned out to be arguably the most controversial...

An Analysis of The Clash in Concert: 1977 to 1982

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter presents a reflective analysis of The Clash in concert, taking me on a journey through a few short years, beginning in 1977 when I stood in awe, amazed at the raw power of the band on the White Riot tour, through...

Politics, Pastiche, Parody and Polemics: The DIY Educational Inspiration of The Clash

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In 1977, when The Clash released their first single White Riot, I was thirteen years old. Surrounded by an extended family, I grew up in a small seaside village in Fife, sandwiched between coal mines and dockyards, surrounded...

Mick Went Disco and Joe Sang Campfire Songs: Punk After-parties and the Politics of Forking Paths

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The growing distance between Mick and Joe may not have been apparent until Sandinista! (1980) when Joe strummed downhome bluesy rock while Mick was mixing samples and layering disco tracks. This is Big Audio Dynamite (1985) dramatically...

Ska in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...First emerging as a music and dance style between the late 1950s and the early 1960s, ska is usually considered the first homegrown Jamaican music genre, combining elements of US R&B and jazz with folk music traditions. Due to the legacy...

Punk Politics, Blackness, and Indigenous Protest: The Clash’s Australian Tour, 1982

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1982, after recording Combat Rock, The Clash took their first and only trip to Australia. Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this article includes the names of deceased persons. They toured...

Washington Bullets: The Clash and Vietnam

Samuel Cohen

Samuel Cohen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He is the author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace. He is also Series Editor of the New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture, co-editor of JMMLA, and author of Fifty Essays: A Portable Anthology and Literature: The Human Experience. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A little before 8.00 am on 30 April 1975, the last helicopter to ferry American personnel out of Saigon took off from the embassy. By 11.30 am, North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace a few blocks away...