The Clash

The Clash’s 30 best songs

An all-star panel – including Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Terry Chimes – vote for the greatest songs Strummer and co ever recorded

The Clash “couldn’t have gone on… it was too intense”

The surviving members of The Clash explain how the group couldn’t conceivably have lasted much longer, as “it was too intense”, in the new issue of Uncut.

October 2013

A number of thoughtful readers have written recently to remind me it will be the 10th anniversary in September of Warren Zevon's death, not that I was likely to forget.

The end of The Clash – by Joe Strummer

This month’s issue of Uncut (September 2012, Take 184) features Joe Strummer on the cover – inside is an in-depth exploration of his secret history, after The Clash split up to his redemption in the late ’90s. To complement this, our archive feature this week finds Strummer looking at the demise of The Clash – from their epic Sandinista! album to their bitter disintegration. This excerpt is taken from a longer piece in the September 1999 (Take 28) issue of Uncut. Words: Gavin Martin __________________________________
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