Clash on Broadway

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Clash on Broadway
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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
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[citation needed]
Melody Maker5/5 stars[2]
Q5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Janie Jones" (early demo produced by Guy Stevens)  2:11
2."Career Opportunities" (early demo produced by Guy Stevens)  1:58
3."White Riot" A-side of first single1:59
4."1977" B-side of first single1:41
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 Clash3:14
15."Capital Radio One" Capital Radio EP2:09
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 1977–19783:01
24."English Civil War" (live recording from the Lyceum Theatre, London, 1979)traditional, arranged Strummer/Jonespreviously unreleased2:41
25."I Fought the Law" (live)Sonny CurtisRude Boy soundtrack (1979)2:26
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
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 Rope3:40
5."One Emotion" previously unreleased; Give 'Em Enough Rope sessions4:40
6."Groovy Times"  3:30
7."Gates of the West" Cost of Living EP3:27
8."Armagideon Time"Willie Williams, Jackie Mittoo 3:50
9."London Calling" B- and A-sides of the "London Calling" single3:20
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 Calling3:11
20."Bankrobber" A-side of 1980 UK single4:33
Disc three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
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 ClashSandinista!4:57
8."Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" (live recording from Bonds International Casino, New York City, 1981)The Clashpreviously unreleased3:38
9."Every Little Bit Hurts"Ed Cobbpreviously unreleased; Sandinista! sessions4:38
10."Stop the World"The ClashB-side of "The Call Up" single2:33
11."Midnight to Stevens" (recorded at People's Hall, Frestonia, London in 1981)The Clashpreviously unreleased4:39
12."This Is Radio Clash"The Clash 4:11
13."Cool Confusion"The ClashA and B sides of UK singles 1981–19823:15
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 ClashCombat Rock6:56
19."The Street Parade" (hidden track)The ClashSandinista!3:27

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Clash on Broadway – The Clash | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Melody Maker (29 February 2000). pp. 48–49.
  3. ^ Q Magazine (April 2000). p. 107.