Out of Control Tour '84

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio 1 - master source 1
Audio 2 - master source 2
Audio 3 - combined
Sound 3.5 - 1hr 29min - masters - 25 tracks
There are minor track gaps.

Complete Control (source 1) & then (source 2)

Tommy Gun (source 1) & then (source 2)

In the Pouring Rain (source 2)

Audio 4 boot - soundboard bootleg
Sound 5 - 14min - 4 tracks

Brand New Cadilac

Four excellent tracks, booted on the EP Hitsville USA and later on to the boot Give Em Enough Dope CD compilation from the vinyl as master.

Give Em Enough Dope CD

The CD combines 3 EPs released from May 1984, all with great sound including the best version of the unreleased In the Pouring Rain. Clash 84 were a great live band and this is some of the best of their live performances.

Visit the Clash on Stage website for a comprehensive catalogue of unofficially released CD's and Vinyl.

Backstage interview with Paul & Kosmo
8min - master

Backstage interview with Kosmo
15min - master

The Essential Clash Bootleg Bible includes this gig - Chris Knowles

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I helped promote the Clash Mark 2 gig at the Mac Court U of O on May 29nd 1984. I was working and photographing the show.

At a few points, Ray, Joe's body guard busts me even though I am working. One time was for interviewing Vince and asking him why it took two guitarists to replace one which he obviously got offended by and made me erase part of my tape.

I tried to get Joe to do a radio id, but he wasn't havent much luck with it. Before the show I was walking in the basement of the basketball court and there was Joe's guitar left alone by an outside door which tempted me but I knew better, I then walked around the corner to the mens's loos (there was no stalls just toilets on the floor, and Joe was craping, mohawk and all, I was very tempted to take a photo and run but I knew better as well.

The concert lost us a bundle of money as we had around 2500 people come to a 8500 sit place.

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London Calling
Safe European Home
English Civil War
Are You Ready For War
Complete Control
Pouring Rain
Spanish Bombs
Rock The Casbah
Police On My Back
Radio Clash
Guns Of Brixton
Three Card Trick
Know Your Rights
Junco Partner
Sex Mad War
Janie Jones
I Fought The Law
Straight To Hell
Brand New Cadillac
Tommy Gun
Armagideon Time
I'm So Bored With the USA
White Riot

Give Em Enough Dope CD





Train In Vain
Washington Bullets
Ivan Meets G.l. Joe
Career Opportunities
Janie Jones
Clash City Rockers
London's Burning
Live at Sun Plaza Hall,
Tokyo, Japan, 1 February 1982

Are You Ready For War?
Complete Control
In The Pouring Rain
Live at Paramount Theatre,
Seattle, Washington, USA, 30 May 1984

Sex Mad War
Janie Jones
Straight To Hell
Brand New Cadillac
Live at Oregon University,
Eugene, Oregon, USA, 29 May 1984

Clash City Rockers
Three Card Trick
Safe European Home
White Riot
Live at Aragon Ballroom,
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 17 May 1984

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

A collection of interviews, features, articles and tour information from April to August 1984.

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

Controversial Clash to appear in Eugene
Corvallis Gazette Times - Fri May 11 1984

Daily Emerald, Oregon - 30 May
Following night photo and review.
About 3,000 fans of The Clash were treated to one of the best shows to be staged in McArthur Court this year. The Clash played...

'The Only Band Matters'
Oregon Daily Emerald - 31 May 1984
by Cort Fernald
There's no disputing it, The Clash are 'The Only 'Band that Matters'. And there's litle room to dispute the claim...

15 June 1984 - by Cort Fernald.
'Clash' - "I don't understand these times in which we live - I don't understand this town. Only 3,000 people, and that's rounding it up conscented to come and see the Clash at Mac Court"

Checkout Vince White's Clash biog, The Last Days of the Clash page 161

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

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The Clash - Toronto Bus Interview April 1984

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.

Joe Strummer Interview Ltd Edition picture disk

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