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There are several sights that provide setlists but most mirror They are worth checking.

from Setlist FM (cannot be relied on)

from Songkick (cannot be relied on)
... both have lists of people who say they went

& from the newer Concert Database and also Concert Archives

Also useful: Ultimate Music database, All Music, Clash books at DISCOGS

Articles, check 'Rocks Back Pages'

Take the Fifth Tour


A collection of
- Tour previews
- Tour posters
- Interviews
- Features
- Articles
- Tour information

A collection of articles, interviews, reviews, posters, tour dates from the Clash's Take the Fifth US Tour covering the period of the Pearl Harbour Tour.

If you know of any articles or references for this particular gig, anything that is missing, please do let us know.


Video and audio footage from the tour including radio interviews.


A Riot of Our Own
Johnny Green


by Johnny Green (Author), Garry Barker (Author), Ray Lowry (Illustrator)

Return of the Last Gang in Town,
Marcus Gray


Passion is a Fashion,
Pat Gilbert


Redemption Song,
Chris Salewicz


Joe Strummer and the legend of The Clash
Kris Needs


The Clash (official)
by The Clash (Author), Mal Peachey


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Clash Take the 5th Tour
The Clash with Joe Ely & The Skunks

updated 7 Jan 2010 - added punters comments and ad

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Poster [Joe Elys acordian player].



Amazing show... changed my life.

I really like your site -- one of my favs actually. I was at the
Houston show on 5 Oct 79 and Legionnaires Disease, a local punk band, was the opening act -- not the Skunks. The flyer you included is correct.  Amazing show... changed my life.

Still looking for a recording of it.

The guy that I attended that show with has blogged about it and posted some signatures he got that night --

--Kyle - burfordk[a]

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my whole life changed when I went to see the Clash

I've written at least once somewhere else in this blog about how in 1979, at age 15, my whole life changed when I went to see the Clash. I sat next to Houston artist and museum-guy Bill Steen and his daughter Nico - who was probably about 8 and had a big plastic ducky pin on her fuzzy cardigan.

And after the show, as my buddy and I waited for parents to come pick us up, a kid showed me how to get backstage and snag 3-out-of-4 of the Clash's autographs. The only piece of paper I could find on the spur of the moment happened to be a very early flyer (notice the 'open before you know it' note on the flyer - the store wasn't even quite open yet.... ) for what became Houston's "only record store that mattered," Real Records. It was run, initially, by Ronnie Bond of Really Red and Jim Craine of Plastic Idols. It was the record store where Ronnie taught me how impossible it would ever be for me to know as much about music as I wanted to; where I got John Cale to autograph my bowling shirt; where I got hairstyle advice from Gary Floyd; met Culturcide and Jello Biafra hundreds of other artists and bands, had a billion irreplaceable experiences and spent thousands of hours hanging out and discovering all kinds of stuff about music and about life.

Anyway, I found the holy relic, the piece of paper on which I got Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, and Mick Jones' autographs. Here it is - notice how Mick Jones added the 'GTR' in parentheses in case i got it mixed up what instrument he played. heh.

Lubbock Calling

Joe Ely Remembers the Clash

dates from Joe Elys acordian player

A Riot of Our Own p206

also referenced in Johnny Greens Book,

Did you go? What do you remember?

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