Item description for The Complete Clash by Keith Topping...
They were fast, they were loud, and they were notorious---and they are considered by many to be the defining punk band of the post-60s era. This complete illustrated chronicle features a detailed, track-by-track analysis of the Clash's entire output---from London Calling and Rock the Casbah to White Riot and the posthumous hit Should I Stay or Should I Go? There's also exhaustive coverage of their 600 live performances (from 1976 to 1985), a look at their TV and film appearances, and biographies of every band member, including the late Joe Strummer. It is an authoritative history of an iconic band---from British pub circuit, to American stadiums, on to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Reynolds & Hearn
ISBN 1903111706 ISBN13 9781903111703
Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Clash?
I read a book! Every CLASH fan would love this. Dec 3, 2005
Every single song they did is written about here. Even some that were just done during soundchecks for some shows. The author gives you his take on the lyrics and tells us who wrote it, often in what context and tells you other info about each song such as how it fits in the context of the album or single it came out on. He also tells us which tours the song was played on, or if it was not ever played live. There is also an excellent listing of all the TV appearances the band made as well as a detailed discography of all officially released CLASH records except for some info about which records were released in which various countries. He also gives us a page or two of info about the recording of each of the albums. If you're a CLASH fan this book is definitely worth having. Let's see, it's maybe the 4th book I've read in the 2000's. Very glad I did. firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven't read this book Mar 18, 2004
I have not purchased or heard of this book until just now. It sounds like it'd be cool, though.