Talk:The Clash (album)

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Album Covers[edit]

Didn't the US editions have different colours instead of green? I've seen copies of the first Clash album that had both Green outlining and the Blue outlining. Does anyone know which is which specifically? Andrzejbanas 14:36, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

No. The US editions are all green (but a lighter green as the UK editions). The one with the blue outlining is a Canadian edition (released by CBS Records Canada Ltd.) which has the same tracklisting as the US edition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by User: (talkcontribs) 10:18 (UTC), 24 November 2006

Who is Mikaela Recorde?[edit]

"After continuous practice at Mikaela's private home studio the band were ready to begin recording."

This is news. Everybody else says all rehearsals took place at Rehearsal Rehearsals in Camden Town. Furthermore, the only ghits for Mikaela Recorde are from versions of this article. I suspect this is a hoax. Anybody else got a view? BTLizard (talk) 11:23, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi BTLizard, Thank you very much! It's a hoax made by (User_talk: (See: Revision as of 09:54, 8 September 2007). —PJoe F. (talkcontribs) 13:13, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Marley's exposure[edit]

It states (correctly) at the top of the article that the album was recorded in early '77, but later, under "Reception and Influence," it's claimed that Lee Perry heard the album in '76 and played it to Bob Marley. Had to have been '77 not '76; "Punky Reggae Party" was recorded and released in '77, so it wouldn't have been any later than that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:16, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

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sounds no 1[edit]

copied from The Clash WikiProject talk page by pjoef

didn't the clash by the clash get voted the no 1 album of all time in sounds sometime during the nineties? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:42, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Vocals on Hate and War and Remote Control[edit]

It is listed as being split vocals between Jones and Strummer, although when listening to the song, it sounds far more like Jones is singing lead and Strummer is providing backing vocals. I'll change this to just Jones but if anyone sees reason to change it back, feel free. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:48, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

What's My Name? and Complete Control[edit]

On my copy of the US version, the tracks "What's My Name?" and "Complete Control" are swaped, could someone please verify this? --Chickenguy13 (talk) 04:43, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Mine is like that too. Though on the back of it lists "What's My Name?" as track 11 and "Complete Control" as track 4. But on the actual cassette (I only have The Clash on cassette), it lists, and features, them in the other tracks place. I will edit the article and mention this. --Blaguymonkey (talk) 23:32, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


Can someone fact check the claim that the intro to "I'm So Bored With the USA" is the same as Sex Pistol's "Pretty Vacant"? I was listening to both and I get the similarity, but not the borrowing.

"I'm So Bored with the U.S.A." was released before "Pretty Vacant", so "Pretty Vacant" is the same as "I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.". --Blaguymonkey (talk) 06:18, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Merge UK/US Album Ratings[edit]

The reviews either don't distinguish between them or mention them both. The Allmusic review reference in the US release section went to the page that showed the US track listing but with no review! since the review on the main entry (for the UK edition) covers both. Furthermore, Allmusic doesn't have different ratings for different versions of an album even if they are significantly different (see Funky Kingston by Toots & the Maytals; the rating is for the original Jamaican release [3 stars] not the reformulated US release [which everyone else gives 5 stars]), which doesn't really matter since either edition of The Clash should rate 5 stars. Christgau almost sounds like he would have rated the UK edition as an A+ versus an A for the US edition although he doesn't explicitly say so. Still I think Stephen Thomas Erlewine said it best in his Allmusic review: "Though the sequencing and selection were slightly different, the core of the album remained the same, and each song retained its power individually."

-- J. Wong (talk) 07:34, 24 September 2011 (UTC)