Hailed as "The Only Group That Matters", The Clash not only stayed loyal to their punk roots, but were able to branch off with forms of ska, dub, jazz, soul, funk and even rap.
A band whose lyrical mill dug deep into social taboos as well as mainstream culture, famous for their politically angst driven lyrics, and for caring so much about their fans, that they relased double or triple albums under the same price as for a single album (thus having their OWN money deducted by record label)...
ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS TO EVER WALK THE PLANET EARTH. PERIOD.
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If The Clash weren't gods themselves, they were certainly blessed by the Almighty One.
Singer Joe Strummer died just before Christmas 2002. His final album was almost complete, it was released the next year and is absoultely brilliant. It is called Streetcore and is on hellcat records.
Avril Lavigne is not punk. Good Charlotte is not punk. Blink 182 is not punk. Most people these days have no idea what real punk is.If you want you to know what real punk and what real good music is, tune in to The Clash.
A step up from Green Day, who is a step up from Blink 182, who is a step up from Good Charlotte.