geez! how can you hate a band that recorded "los angeles" or "johhny hit and run pauline" or "white girl"? their first record had a burning psuedo-kkk X on the cover! brilliant stuff. they made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
however, the clash (after their first lp on import only) DID SUCK. totally over-rated sell-outs.
rememebrer when the started their own line of clothing - about the time of "london's calling" - called 'clash wear'. pretty embarrassing stuff then, humiliating now. the only people who wore them was the band. eesh!
In high school, this fat chick tried to gain my affection by giving me this record she'd picked up at a swap meet. It was the gayest, synth-beep, Missing Persons-like new wave I've probably ever heard. Horrible.
One of the guys from Flipper (pre-Flipper) was in the band.
She would've needed to buy me a record store to be able fuck that mountain of an ass.