The Clash

The Clash

Unlike many other punk bands from the 1970s, the Clash took raw anger as a starting point, not an end. They were rebels with a cause — many causes, in fact. Their music was hard-charging and roots-based but also future-visionary. Hyped as “the only band that matters,” the Clash fell apart just as they broke through to an American audience. By then they had delivered an arsenal of unforgettable rock songs while showing that punk was not just a flash-in-the-pan explosion.

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