Out of Control '84 Tour

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio 3 - full audience
full gig, lesser sound - Sound 3 - 1hr 24min - unknown gen? - 25 tracks

Are You Ready for War?

Audio 2 - Bring the House Down LP (Audio 1 is lesser version of LP)
Sound 3 - 46min - tracks 13
Had differing transfers with differing quality

Are You Ready for War?

Link to Satch's

A good recording spoilt by some slight distortion and too much bottom end. Still very enjoyable.

The boot LP, Bring the House Down, has a better sound though a bit thin and may come froma different source. Joe announces "Should I Stay or Will I Go"

The LP is edited down to 13 tracks

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Please find attached The Original Concert Poster, the ticket and a Newspaper Ad from the Clash Gig in Dusseldorf 84.

The gig was brilliant. Supported by german Clash-afficionados "Plan B" from Hamburg the gig started with power and energy. After the introduction by Kosmo Vinyl they entered the huge stage that was framed by TV-screens. It was like the boys were let loose after 3 years in captivity. For us in Germany it was not clear who the new boys were, we only new (no internet, no international press) that Mick Jones was sacked. So Strummer announced Paul as "Joe Strummer" and himself as "Mick Jones". They played a fantastic set, only "Should I Stay..." was horrible due to Nick's poor voice. We went out with the best hopes for the future, especially we hoped for a brilliant new LP. But....

I met Joe and Nick a couple of months later in Munich, when they told me they're just recording the new LP. I asked Joe , what's the title of the new record, and he answered. "Just what you expect" with a slightly depressed voice. They both seemed to be disappointed. After the record came out I knew why...

Great site, by the way. Keep on the good work, the fans need it and the band deserves it! Gerald

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London Calling
Safe European Home
The Dictator
Clampdown
Are You Ready for War?
Rock the Casbah
The Guns Of Brixton
This is England
I'm So Bored with the USA
Garageland
This Is Radio Clash
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Police and Thieves
Three Card Trick
Career Opportunities
Complete Control
Armagideon Time
I Fought the Law
We are the Clash
Brand New Cadillac
Tommy Gun
English Civil War
Janie Jones
White Riot
Bankrobber

Bring the House Down LP

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London Calling
Safe European Home
Are You Ready for War?
Rock the Casbah
The Guns Of Brixton
I'm So Bored with the USA
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Police and Thieves
Armagideon Time
I Fought the Law
Brand New Cadillac
English Civil War
White Riot

There are several sights that provide setlists but most mirror www.blackmarketclash.co.uk. 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

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

Any articles, interviews, reviews, posters, tour dates from The Out of Control '84 tour around the UK and Europe.

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

Vince White describes this gig extensively in his Clash biog, The Last Days of the Clash, page 78

We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered
By Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki

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Joe Strummer Interview Radio Stockholm,
1 January1984

Joe Strummer Interview Ltd Edition picture disk

Interview with Joe Strummer and The Clash in Norway in 1984.

The Clash - Italy 1984 interview
Mister Fantasy - Italian TV - RaiUno
Broadcast 22 March

Joe Strummer of The Clash interviewed backstage pre show Milan Italy 1984. Taken from "Mister Fantasy. This is a very rare item. I had previously uploaded this a few years ago, but there was an audio fault and it always annoyed me, so I deleted the older version and uploaded this new one with the audio sorted. Taken from BASF L-750 Betamax tape archive number #080 digital archive #4018

Clash - 1984 Milan Italy News Show interview

Joe Strummer and The Clash interviewed pre show Milan Italy February 1984. This is a very rare item. I had previously uploaded this a few years ago, but there was an audio fault and it always annoyed me, so I deleted the older version and uploaded this new one with the audio sorted. Taken from BASF L-750 Betamax tape archive number #080 digital archive #4018

The Clash - "Jt. 13th" Interview (France) '84
Made from a second generation VHS-tape.

A longer version (below) is on Youtube but it is inaccesssible from the UK?

Joe Strummer interviewed by Lisa Robinson for WNYC?

This 2-part interview presents polar extremes of Joe Strummer. The first part most likely takes place in late 1983, after Mick Jones left the band but before the new Clash line-up started touring together. The majority of this segment involves Strummer heatedly discussing all the reasons Jones was fired. He then goes on to talk animatedly about the new incarnation of the band and how everyone in America is on drugs.

In the second part of the interview, recorded in the beginning of 1984, Strummer sounds melancholy and exhausted. However, with the departure of Mick Jones from The Clash being old news by this point, Lisa Robinson is able to steer the questioning towards what Strummer makes of performing, success, and his music.

Part 1
00:00 Why Mick was fired: emotional blackmail
01:15 Bitterness
01:56 Success vs. personal problems
02:48 Mick's vision for the band / guitar synth
03:59 Who/what constitutes The Clash
06:10 Making a not-so-great Clash album: Combat Rock
07:05 Glyn Johns saves Combat Rock (as per Joe Strummer)
07:55 Glyn Johns ruins Combat Rock (as per Mick Jones)
08:35 Forcing Mick Jones to sing "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
10:22 An honorable way for a band to go out
11:00 The two new guitarists (Vince White, Nick Sheppard)
11:39 Hoping to be possessed
12:40 A divorced writing partnership with Mick / "Death is a Star"
14:02 Writing with Paul Simonon / road-testing new songs
14:55 Pete Howard on drums
15:07 Recording a new album
15:49 The US Festival
16:46 Everybody in America is on drugs
18:29 [phone]: Mick Jones' response

Part 2
00:00 Other aspirations / graphic artist
00:51 Growing up with a diplomat father
01:57 A feeling of homelessness
02:29 Slagged for being middle-class
02:59 The reaction in Britain to the disbanding of The Clash
03:45 Taking some criticisms to heart
04:25 Not enjoying playing in stadiums
05:45 Crowd behavior / whose fault
07:13 The ideal performing situation
07:49 Pros and cons for The Clash getting bigger
08:30 Avoiding the problems of The Who
09:09 The commercial success of Combat Rock
10:48 [A false start]
11:07 Joe's opinion of The Clash's music
12:11 Musical influences
12:45 The blues boom of the 60's in Britain
15:05 Re-selling R&B to the U.S.

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