Monday, February 29, 2016

The Clash - Clash On Broadway (The Interviews)

Here's a Leap Day quickie (and a way for me to keep up my monthly quota of posts as well . . .): a disc of interviews of various members of The Clash, put together as a promotion for the 1991 release of the Clash On Broadway compilation. These interviews, conducted by former band manager/associate Kosmo Vinyl in New York City and London in late 1991, provides info on the origins and operations, stresses and successes of the group from the 'horse's mouths' themselves. Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon detail their thoughts and inspirations behind some of the most important and popular Clash songs. While there is mostly just talk on this disc, there IS some music on here as well.

Here's the track lineup:
  1. Interview (Mick Jones on the beginnings of The Clash)
  2. Interview (Joe Strummer on the beginnings of The Clash)
  3. Interview (Mick Jones on the beginnings of The Clash)
  4. Interview (Paul Simonon on the beginnings of The Clash)
  5. Interview (Mick Jones on the beginnings of The Clash)
  6. Interview (Paul Simonon on the beginnings of The Clash)
  7. Interview (Joe Strummer on the beginnings of The Clash)
  8. Interview (Mick Jones on the beginnings of The Clash)
  9. Interview (Joe Strummer on the beginnings of The Clash)
  10. Interview (Mick Jones on the beginnings of The Clash)
  11. White Riot
  12. Interview (Paul Simonon; Joe Strummer; Mick Jones; on the transition from Terry Chimes to Topper Headon as Clash Drummer, and the writing of the song Complete Control)
  13. Complete Control
  14. Interview (Mick Jones; Joe Strummer on writing (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais)
  15. White Man In Hammersmith Palais
  16. Interview (Joe Strummer on the inspiration for Julie's Working For The Drug Squad)
  17. Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
  18. Interview (Paul Simonon; Joe Strummer on writing One Emotion)
  19. One Emotion
  20. Interview (Joe Strummer; Mick Jones on covering the song I Fought The Law)
  21. I Fought The Law (Live)
  22. Interview (Mick Jones; Paul Simonon; Joe Strummer on writing the song and album London Calling)
  23. London Calling
  24. Interview (Joe Strummer; Mick Jones on writing Lost In The Supermarket)
  25. Lost In The Supermarket
  26. Interview (Paul Simonon on writing The Guns Of Brixton)
  27. The Guns Of Brixton
  28. Interview (Paul Simonon; Mick Jones on writing Train In Vain)
  29. Train In Vain
  30. Interview (Joe Strummer on writing Rock The Casbah)
  31. Rock The Casbah
  32. Interview (Mick Jones; Joe Strummer; Paul Simonon on writing Should I Stay Or Should I Go)
  33. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  34. Interview (Paul Simonon, Mick Jones; Joe Strummer on recording Every Little Bit Hurts)
  35. Every Little Bit Hurts
  36. Interview (Mick Jones; Paul Simonon; Joe Strummer on the legacy of The Clash)
I ran this one down only a couple of years back, in my constant search for any and all noises related to The Clash. I had no idea it existed prior to then, else I would have acquired it at the same time I bought the compilation all those years ago. This mostly-interview disc may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I always find it interesting to know a band's roots, and how/why they came up with their hit songs. This album is a great complement to the original box set and the Clash On Broadway (The Outtakes, a.k.a. Disc 4) I posted earlier. If you have any interest in the history of The Clash, this is a must-have.

So here for your edification and listening pleasure, is Clash On Broadway (The Interviews), released by Epic Records in late 1991.  Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think.

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4 comments:

  1. Big Thank-You's, HFM, for all the download links. (That's a very inventive and unique way of sharing... congrats!) Bob

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    1. It keeps the Download Police off my ass, Bob, which is the main goal . . .

      Enjoy!

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  2. Very cool! Thanks so much for turning me on to this rare material!

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  3. WHOAAAA! I had no idea this existed! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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