Rise And Fa;;

History at times can be a real motherfucker— whether you’re making it or breaking it. Case in point— The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Kindle Edition. Maybe for the first time in history, we have the release of an eBook before the consumer release of the actual film it was made to augment and inform. As The Rise And Fall Of The Clash is not your standard fare documentary (it tells the truth, the whole truth,and nothing but … the truth!) so follows the release…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash – Kindle Edition”

Clash Asbury Lost2

This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 29th anniversary of the Clash shows in Asbury Park, NJ, that started the U.S. tour for Combat Rock. I wrote about it in a previous post The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982. Over the weekend a couple of friends of mine linked to that post from Facebook. I also commented about it in AP Boardwalk, and In! Asbury. Both Facebook groups about … Asbury Park, NJ. In a private note someone sent me. they relayed a story…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Asbury Park, NJ 1982 – The Lost Photos”

The Clash Bonds NYC

The Clash @ Bonds NYC 1981 – The Clash shows at Bonds in New York were the height of classic Clash self promotion. Well in my eyes at least. Like Joe disappearing before concert tours, or Topper’s in Topper’s out. How exactly does one “over sell” tickets to a show. You know the occupancy level of a venue, it’s a finite number. You sell X many tickets per show. How hard can that be? But not Bonds. Not this time. There were so many people…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Bonds NYC 1981”

The Clash @ The Paladium

In 1980 I was attending school at  CW Post Center of Long Island University. I was also sharing an apartment in Oyster Bay Long Island with 3 women: Cande Roth, Ellyn Solis, and Dorothy (Orant) Morrison. The night I moved into this insane asylum I ended three years of being a non-smoker. I purchased that pack of Newports … and torched up the first smoke, and didn’t quit again until the early 90’s. In my years at Post I was a communications major and later…Continue Reading “The Clash @ The Palladium NYC 1980”

Clash Asbury

This is a public service announcement. With guitar … You have the right to free Speech as long as you’re not Dumb enough to actually try it … Strummer/Jones In 1982 while most of the first-gen punk bands withered on the vine and died, The Clash were starting a world tour behind their fifth album “Combat Rock”. As a long time Clash fan … it’s not one of my faves. But it’s certainly not their worst. It did yield some hits with “Rock The Casbah”…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982”