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The Clash

English punk rock band

The Clash

English punk rock band
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Biography

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 who were a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. Billed as “The Only Band That Matters”, they also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, dub, funk, ska, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon. Headon left the group in 1982 and internal friction led to Jones’ departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.
The Clash achieved critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash (1977) which continued with their second album, Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978). Their experimental third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone. Following continued musical experimentation on their fourth album, Sandinista! (1980), the band reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock (1982), which spawned the US top 10 hit “Rock the Casbah”, helping the album to achieve a 2x Platinum certification there. A final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.
In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band–including original drummer Terry Chimes–were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

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Genres

Punk rock post-punk new wave experimental rock

Labels

CBS Epic Sony Music

Origin

London, England

Website
Years Active

1976 1986

Name

The Clash

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