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October 10, 2008


Kiko Jones

I'm not ashamed to admit I've always loved this song--and the video--although at that frenetic pace much of the tune's vibe is squeezed out.

Sadly, this was the beginning of the end for The Clash: Jones' firing, the Cut The Crap album, and the band's dissolution came shortly thereafter.

I think it was upstate NY indie rockers Too Much Joy--the same ones who were jailed for performing a cover of Two Live Crew's Nasty As They Wanna Be album onstage in FL--who had a lyric that stated "Every band must be shot/before they make their Combat Rock" but they had no idea Cut The Crap was on the horizon. Ha!

Hopefully Live at Shea Stadium will be a worthy document of a band still at the height of their powers but veering closer and closer to the edge of collapse.

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