Cut the Crap album [Discogs]

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Recording of Cut The Crap

The year's remaining outings were limited to four gigs for the Italian Communist Party (September 7-11), and a two-night stand (December 6-7) -- at the Clash's traditional 4,500-capacity London stronghold, Brixton Academy -- to benefit miners locked in a life-or-death strike against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's aggressively monetarist administration. This relatively unhurried pace did not exempt Clash City's newest recruits from a regimen that lent an ironic slant to "The Call-Up"'s central query: "Who gives you work, and why should you do it?" .... more


Aug 2, 2011 From Milan (...To Munich & Beyond)

With no immediate commitments anticipated after the American tour, life in Clash City unfolded at a leisurely pace during the summer of 1984. For the fans, nothing seemed amiss; obviously, until Mick's wicked injunctive blizzard finally lifted, no new album seemed likely to emerge before autumn. Only then would those keyboard-wearing, kilt-waving electroppers learn if the mighty three-chord Clash blizzard had finally put them out of work. ...more

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