Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Clash - Rocker Station

Recent comment on my Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan (1982-01-28) posting:
"Great show; always looking for Clash bootlegs. Will definitely bookmark your site. More Clash please!"
Ask, Mr. Donihue, and you shall receive!

Here's the great Rocker Station bootleg, put together by super-Clash fan Sharoma. As per a previous post I did many moons ago on a bootleg by this band, I'm going to get out of the way and turn the narrative description of this set over to him . . . only Sharoma - come in Sharoma!

I didn't hear about this comp until about four/five years ago, long after it first appeared, so I had the devil's own time trying to track down a copy of it - it was especially tough since this is really not an official bootleg, just a fan's collection of odds and sods.  But mission accomplished, and gladly so; there's some gold on this here disc - including the live version of "The Magnificent Seven" the band played on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show in 1981, while they were in New York during their legendary Bonds International Casino residency, and the demo version of the same song from the previous year (then titled "Dirty Harry [Speed Mix]"). 

Here's the rest of the track listing:
  1. Radio One
  2. Dirty Harry [Speed Mix]
  3. Rock The Casbah (Hot Tracks Mix)
  4. Overpowered By Funk (New York Remix) [Speed Mix]
  5. The Escapades Of Futura 2000
  6. Radio One (Reprise)
  7. The Escapades Of Futura Dub
  8. Overpowered By Funk (Instrumental)
  9. Rock The Casbah (Ultimix)
  10. The Further Adventures Of Futura 2000
  11. The Magnificent Seven (Tomorrow Show)
  12. Lightning Strikes (Live)
  13. The Magnificent Seven (Grooveblaster Remix)
  14. In The Pouring Rain (Demo)
Here - have a listen and pick out the standout tracks for yourself. Enjoy Sharoma's Rocker Station Clash rarities compilation (first formatted in 2002), and as always, let me know what you think.

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  1. thanks for making me aware of this. looking forward to hearing it!

  2. What a find! Thank you so much - can't wait to listen. Keep up the good work of sharing such gems.

  3. YES I've heard of this but never found it thank you

  4. Thanks so much for sharing these great songs with us - miss that band till this day !


  5. Thank you so much for sharing!! What a great Christmas gift. Excited to hear some Clash tonight. Thanks again.

  6. More Strummer and Clash is always a good thing. And more stuff I've not heard, so color me pee-pee stoked! Thanks again, the great tunes! Slamdance Cosmopolis!
    Cheers, See Pee

  7. Thanks for sharing - some very hard to find trax - it's always interesting to listen to another fan's compilation

  8. Thanks for sharing, love the blog.

  9. Thanks for sharing man! Very hard to find ;)

  10. Many thanks again for sharing. This has some amazing stuff. I think the remix was a very creative thing and I love that the Clash were so involved with it as it adds another great notch in their belt. Terrific blog you have here...

  11. Nothing can go wrong with THE CLASH!
    Thanks and all the best from Berlin!

  12. Thanks again for the link. Really enjoyed Lightning Strikes (live). For those interested (and I'm probably preaching to the converted), two more great live tracks are "What's My Name" and Straight To Hell" on From Here To Eternity (1999). I'll just also add that I have yet to hear that great song, London Calling, done well live - always seemed to miss the driving bass in the mix.

  13. Sadly I haven't heard much live Clash but that is all about to change - thanks for sharing!

  14. Thanks for the Clash! I love the Clash, The Professionals and Big Audio Dynamite! I am also starting to love this blog, tons of great stuff

  15. Thanks for the link! Great album.

  16. Got it ! Brilliant stuff thank you so much !

  17. This is an announcement: Pee-Pee provides a public service... with guitars! Thanks!

  18. Hey Pee-Pee!!

    Thank you very much for sending me the access to these files. This compilation is awesome! You have a great musical taste!