Festa Del Unita Italian Dates as part of the celebrations by the Italian Communist Party who's leader, Enrico Berlinguer, died june 11 1984.

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio 1
Sound 3 - 1hr 35mins - 5th gen - 24 tracks
omits Bankrobber

I'm so Bored with the USA

Audio 2
Sound 2.5 - 1hr 26mins - 5th gen - 23 tracks
omits Bankrobber & Magnificent 7

I'm so Bored with the USA

Audio 3
Sound 3 - 1hr 29mins - master - 23 tracks
omits Magnificent 7 and Bankrobber is cut

I'm so Bored with the USA

Hi there! After closing both my Master and Special series I took a break from seeding, enjoying life and most of all
preparing for a new series! This is not going to be as frequent as my previous ones, I'll be seeding shows from time
to time so don't expect massive volumes here.

Why a "vintage" series? Because music in the 70's and 80's was really something...so different, so special with "that" kind
of sound which you don't find anymore. That was the era of real music without the internet, of long tours and enjoyable live
shows spanning from metal to new wave, progressive, jazz, fusion, pop. So many bands were born and disappeared during those two decades.

I am then celebrating the 70's and the 80's and their unmistakeable sound in this LDB Vintage Series. You will find many bands. I have never seeded in the past but that I still enjoy listening to. Most of these come from low generation tapes that were traded around that period, many radio broadcasts and overall lots of surprises.

Hope you will enjoy this new series!

Reggio Emilia, Festa de l'UnitÔøΩ
September 8, 1984

01.Intro / London Calling
02.Radio Clash
03.Safe European Home
04.Career Opportunities
05.Are You Red..y
06.(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
07.I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
08.Junco Partner (James Waynes cover)
09.Police and Thieves (Junior Murvin cover)
10.Rock the Casbah
11.The Guns of Brixton
12.Sex Mad Roar
13.Clampdown (fades out - battery KO)
14.I Fought the Law (The Crickets cover)
XX.Brand New Cadillac (Vince Taylor and His Playboys cover)
XX.Janie Jones
XX.Tommy Gun
XX.English Civil War
XX.Clash City Rockers

TT 60:23

Lineage: Unknown recording device > n generation tape > Aiwa Tape Deck TC-WE475 > Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D >
HD > SoundForge Pro 10.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Joe Strummer ÔøΩ vocals
Vince White ÔøΩ guitar, vocals
Nick Sheppard - guitar
Paul Simonon ÔøΩ bass guitar, vocals
Pete Howard ÔøΩ drums, percussion

Excellent recording from the late Clash period, unfortunately incomplete. But what's available is definetely worth a listen. They
were indeed a different band from the one that first started in the mid-70's. Less wild but for sure more listenable. The audience
seemed to appreciate the gig. Joe Strummer is very talkative and at one point even asked the support of the audience to have a
few sentences translated into italian.

Some sources list this show as being recorded at the indoor Palasport, which is very unlikely since the recording sounds like
being recorded outdoor, and Joe mentions about bookstores in the venue which makes me thinking that the show took place at the
annual Festa de l'UnitÔøΩ in some open door ground, as it was the case for most of those festivals.



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Courtesy of Lorenzo Gaudenzi -
Clash live in Reggio Emilia (Italy) - 8 September 1984 
scan from slide - Minox 35 PL Viewfinder Film Camera

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London Calling
This is Radio Clash
Safe European Home
Career Opportunities
Police On My Back
Are You Ready For War
White Man In Ham Palais
Three Card Trick
Complete Control
Police and Thieves
Rock the Casbah
The Guns Of Brixton
Sex Mad War
I Fought the Law
Brand New Cadillac
I'm So Bored with the USA
Junco Partner
Janie Jones
Tommy Gun
English Civil War
Clash City Rockers
The Magnificent Seven

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

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

Tour dates - La Stampa – 25 July 1984
La Stampa archives

Vince White's view

Rockerilla Mag No50 (Italy) Oct 84
1 page only - english version

The Clash by di Stefania Bochicchio Oct 84
2 pages only

Ciao 2001 (22.04-1984) (italian 1984 music magazine)

Check out Vince White's Clash biog, The Last Days of the Clash page 174

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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