Clash on Broadway

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Clash on Broadway
Box set by The Clash
Released 19 November 1991 (1991-11-19)
Recorded 1977–1982
Genre Punk rock
Length 215:22
Label CBS/Epic
Producer The Clash, Mickey Foote, Mikey Dread, Sandy Pearlman, Bill Price, Guy Stevens, Lee Perry
The Clash compilations and lives chronology
1977 Revisited
(1990)
Clash on Broadway
(1991)
The Singles
(1991)

Clash on Broadway is a box set compilation album by the punk rock band The Clash, released on Legacy Records in 1991, catalogue E3K 46991. It comprises 64 tracks on three compact discs, spanning the time period from their very first single "White Riot" in 1977 through the Combat Rock album of 1982. It does not include material from the band's coda led by Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon, resulting in the final album Cut the Crap. It was initially released in longbox form.

Content[edit]

The set contains five previously unreleased tracks, two early demo recordings, and three live recordings, one of which had been released on a film soundtrack. Thirteen of the eighteen singles released during the time frame covered appear, leaving out "Remote Control" released as a single against the band's wishes, "English Civil War" and "I Fought the Law" which appear in a live versions, "Hitsville UK" and "Know Your Rights".

Disc one contains mostly recordings taken from their early singles including the extended play single Capital Radio, and the debut album. The four songs deleted from the British version of The Clash album and replaced by singles tracks for the American version, "Deny", "Protex Blue", "Cheat", and "48 Hours", are included. Disc two concentrates on tracks from the albums Give 'Em Enough Rope and London Calling, and the extended play single Cost of Living. Disc three contains tracks from Sandinista! and Combat Rock, tracks from the latter including both edited and unedited versions.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A−
Melody Maker 5/5 stars[1]
Q 5/5 stars[2]


Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer, except where noted otherwise. 

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Janie Jones"       2:11
2. "Career Opportunities" (early demo produced by Guy Stevens)     1:58
3. "White Riot"       1:59
4. "1977"     A- and B-sides of first single 1:41
5. "I'm So Bored with the USA"       2:25
6. "Hate and War"       2:06
7. "What's My Name"   Jones, Strummer, Keith Levene   1:40
8. "Deny"       3:05
9. "London's Burning"       2:10
10. "Protex Blue"       1:46
11. "Police and Thieves"   Junior Murvin, Lee "Scratch" Perry   6:00
12. "48 Hours"       1:36
13. "Cheat"       2:07
14. "Garageland"     UK version of The Clash 3:14
15. "Capital Radio One"     Capital Radio EP 2:09
16. "Complete Control"       3:14
17. "Clash City Rockers"       3:49
18. "City of the Dead"       2:24
19. "Jail Guitar Doors"       3:05
20. "The Prisoner"       3:00
21. "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais"       4:01
22. "Pressure Drop"   Toots Hibbert   3:26
23. "1-2 Crush on You"     A- and B-sides of UK singles 1977–1978 3:01
24. "English Civil War" (live recording from the Lyceum Theatre, London, 1979) traditional, arranged Strummer/Jones previously unreleased 2:41
25. "I Fought the Law" (live) Sonny Curtis Rude Boy soundtrack (1979) 2:26
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Safe European Home"       3:51
2. "Tommy Gun"       3:17
3. "Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad"       3:04
4. "Stay Free"     Give 'Em Enough Rope 3:40
5. "One Emotion"     previously unreleased; Give 'Em Enough Rope sessions 4:40
6. "Groovy Times"       3:30
7. "Gates of the West"     Cost of Living EP 3:27
8. "Armagideon Time"   Willie Williams, Jackie Mittoo   3:50
9. "London Calling"     B- and A-sides of the "London Calling" single 3:20
10. "Brand New Cadillac"   Vince Taylor   2:10
11. "Rudie Can't Fail"       3:30
12. "The Guns of Brixton"   Paul Simonon   3:11
13. "Spanish Bombs"       3:20
14. "Lost in the Supermarket"       3:48
15. "The Right Profile"       3:55
16. "The Card Cheat"   The Clash   3:51
17. "Death or Glory"       3:57
18. "Clampdown"       3:50
19. "Train in Vain"     London Calling 3:11
20. "Bankrobber"     A-side of 1980 UK single 4:33
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Police on My Back"   Eddy Grant   3:18
2. "The Magnificent Seven"   The Clash   5:33
3. "The Leader"   The Clash   1:42
4. "The Call Up"   The Clash   5:28
5. "Somebody Got Murdered"   The Clash   3:35
6. "Washington Bullets"   The Clash   3:52
7. "Broadway"   The Clash Sandinista! 4:57
8. "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" (live recording from Bonds International Casino, New York City, 1981) The Clash previously unreleased 3:38
9. "Every Little Bit Hurts"   Ed Cobb previously unreleased; Sandinista! sessions 4:38
10. "Stop the World"   The Clash B-side of "The Call Up" single 2:33
11. "Midnight to Stevens" (recorded at People's Hall, Frestonia, London in 1981) The Clash previously unreleased 4:39
12. "This Is Radio Clash"   The Clash   4:11
13. "Cool Confusion"   The Clash A and B sides of UK singles 1981–1982 3:15
14. "Red Angel Dragnet" (edited version) The Clash   3:25
15. "Ghetto Defendant" (edited version) The Clash   4:15
16. "Rock the Casbah" (US single version) The Clash   3:42
17. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (US single version) The Clash   3:09
18. "Straight to Hell" (unedited version) The Clash Combat Rock 6:56
19. "The Street Parade" (hidden track) The Clash Sandinista! 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melody Maker (29 February 2000). pp. 48–49.
  2. ^ Q Magazine (April 2000). p. 107.