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Have you of the Clash?
That song is not worth listening to in 2008.
with you. This time.
I doubt ChrisJabe has gone through his life to date without hearing the song that threatened to become the Clash's most famous at one stage, despite being shit.
so is that song
In the direction of the Au Pairs. Poppier, more political, and better: http://www.last.fm/music/Au+Pairs
They were both very political band writing poppy songs in the early 80s? Oh ,you many that one was played on Virgin? Sorry.
it sounds very little like au pairs. im not saying they were shit, but theres plenty of political bands about.
Just as poppy, just as 'world', just as reggae. In fact, The Au Pairs have a wider influence. VERY similar bands, not that I'm denigrating the Clash's impact, just pointing out that The Au Pairs had one too, and it's wider than you think.
far from it, just they arent similar
And I shouldn't have started it. Just a long-standing hatred of people who like The Clash... remind me of Oasis fans...
And a long-standing belief that eberyone should listen to The Au Pairs.
You hate me. And many others.
And I don't hate you, of course. You're much more than the sum of your music collection :-)
you just sound like a massive twat
The defender of The Middle-Class punks?
defending them against drunk twats who think they are too good to listen to the clash
what exactly is your problem with people who like the clash?
Aren't that good. But I still social with them. It's a bit like people who like Joy Division, in fact.
I don't listen to Joy Division, preferring other bands of their ilk.
"I don't listen to Joy Division, preferring other bands of their ilk"
I mean, you'd have to be pretty much a total retard to say something like that.
I like other bands that produced music at around the same time. NOTHING against people who like Joy Division.
are you just looking for ways to be a snob?
crazy drugs. how was the lake?
i can barely walk today though, think i pulled every muscle in my legs. did you go?
i had work to do. and work. to do.
how did you pull all your moo-slays?
ive finished now and am just sitting round thinking i should be doing work, but then i remember i dont have any :D
i think it was just from running around after a football like a headless chicken
Not meaning to start a row, I was commenting on the fact that 'Rock The Casbah' isn't worth getting excited about in 2008.. I then pointed people on a message board towards an early-80s band that had more to say. And then, ashamedly, I revealed I don't like Joy Division, despite owning all their reissued albums and early bootlegs. DiScussion?
this chap makes me chuckle.
Under you :-) You're warm.
people are going to react. especially when you list bands like prinzhorn dance school in your favourite bands.
Listened to the album?
bunch of shite
Which Fall album?
(SHOCK HORROR I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MUSIC) been meaning to give them more of a listen, only listened to shift work
to bring up in an early 80s discussion. Do tell us your thoughts.
stop being such a pretentious dickhead
I'm not on about anything. I thought you wanted to have I discussion about them, assuming you brought them up for a reason?
when in reality you like some shit bands. asking a question that doesnt actually ask anything doesnt win an arguement.
I don't like the Clash. Now, what were we talking about?
just you seemed to think you were above listening to the clash
I've listened. You thought I was commenting on something I knew nothing about?
just signifies to me a pretentious indie music fan
Don't listen to the music objectively, and even worse comment on things they have no knowledge of. Back to Prinzhorn?
and suggesting people shouldnt listen to music they just because they like it?
I have no interest in controlling what you listen to. just a music forum.. Comment on what you feel like..
And you're judged me, I presume?
im guessing you think bands like oasis arent worthy, whereas neutral milk hotel etc. are. and you think people that like oasis are below you
Some of my bestest friends listen to Oasis, and The, what are they called, the ones with that 'I love you' song that's always on Virgin... THEY'RE still my friends. I thought we were discussing the Clash?
im still trying to find out why exactly you think this.
In the same way you mentioned my opinions in a negative way?
keep dodging the question yeah
I feel sad this morning :-( What a twattish drunk I am :-(. I believe I may not have had a point, but if I did, it was that you shouldn't criticise something without listening to it first. Was that my point?
From what I can gather, your point was that you don't like The Clash, Oasis or Joy Division and, as such, you consider their fans to be lesser beings than yourself.
I don't consider anyone's music taste as an arbiter of their personality, and I certainly don't HATE anyone based on it. I So I must apologise for steaming in and sounding off :-(
but that's just how it came across.
i did think you may look at this today and feel a bit silly :P
(I may have already admitted in this threads that I was drunk. Drunk = twattish sorry :-(
Please feel free to add your thoughts :-)
To get this person's thoughts involved.
it was meant to be a funny joke. way to go!
For my thoughts :-)
I didn't realise there were sacred cows anymore :-( We can talk about everything, can't we?
Rock the Casbah is a fucking GREAT song. Yes, its not quite got the adrenaline rush of Complete Control, or the riot-inducing sound of White Riot, but it shows - in 2008 - that the Clash were completely innovative, and willing to try new things. It came on my mp3 player a few weeks back and I suddenly had a flash of "shit, that song is classic!".
I've also started to like (after several years) songs like Bankrobber, and I keep thinking I really should check out "Sandinista" at some point (everyone told me it was shit when I were a lad...so I never bothered...although now everyone is saying its class).
Is a good album, definitely... Probably my favourite. Do most people prefer 'London Calling' on here?
Sandinista has some of The Clash's best songs:
Police On My Back
Charlie Don't Surf
Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
The Call Up
The Magnificent Seven
also has a lot of rubbish tracks
I don't want any of this to stay on the internet :-(