Articles Tagged 'The Clash'

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The 10 Most Stylish Bands of All Time

Style isn’t the same as fashion. It’s as much about the ability to carry off someone else’s visual nightmare with panache as it is about always picking the exact right thing to wear in any circumstance. Although, it can also be about finding the look that works for you and sticking to it, come what […]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar (C) performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

13 Surprising Album Release Stunts

Kendrick Lamar has surprised fans by releasing a new album overnight, announcing it in a tweet that was immediately retweeted more than 43,000 times in two hours. It’s a far remove from album releases of the past—when once a new album used to be a huge event in an artist’s career, now they drop with all the ceremony […]

David Bowie Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Be warned, this story drops names of rock royalty like Santa Claus drops glitter. Yesterday, the BBC Radio station 6Music ran a two-hour holiday special called This Is Radio Clash, in which Mick Jones and Paul Simenon from, you’ve guessed it, the Clash, span a few yarns, told a few tales, and played a few […]

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(Up To) Eleven Of The Greatest British Rocker T-Shirts

See this pic? That’s Sarah from BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black rocking a particularly iconic Clash teesh. The kind of teesh you could convincingly pretend you’ve had since you were tiny, after it was handed down by your roadie dad or something. It’s the kind of teesh you wear if you want people to know you […]

Five Great British Songs About Coppers, For ‘Copper’

This Sunday (August 19, at 10/9c) sees the premiere of BBC America’s hottest new show, the police drama Copper. So, to warm you up for a little bit of 1800s criminal action, here are five songs from the other side of the Atlantic, and the wrong side of the law: “Police and Thieves” by the […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CPRVRiJ7QQ&feature=related London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

The Brit List: Five Great British Songs Criticizing America

We already looked at five British songs in praise of the US of A on Monday, so, purely in the interests of balance, and without meaning to start a global musical conflict (although I for one would welcome some new songs that are not about The Club), here are five songs expressing the opposite point […]

The Great British Songbook #1: “London Calling”

We do hear an awful lot about The Great American Songbook these days, don’t we? And not just from Great Americans either. What with Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams and Paul McCartney making midnight raids on the song pantry of the jazz era, and the fresh re-evaluations that keep popping up from the likes of Jamie […]

Five Great British Songs Re-imagined By American Artists

Willie Nelson, no shrinking violet in the songwriting stakes himself, has lent his distinctively weathered vocal tones to a cover version of the Coldplay song “The Scientist,” which has been used as the soundtrack to a campaigning animation about sustainable farming. The film, made by the Irish animator Johnny Kelly, was commissioned by Chipotle, to […]

Five Great British Drummers

It’s almost certainly unfair to trim this list down to just five players. A good band cannot become a great band without a great drummer (just ask the Foo Fighters, they’ve got two), and so for every great British band there ever was, there’s probably a more-than-decent sticksman giving it what-for at the back. And […]

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