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Author Egan, Sean, author.

Title The Clash : the only band that mattered / Sean Egan.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Clash EGA    Available
Description viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Tempo
Tempo (Lanham, Md.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
Contents Garageland, more or less -- Sellout alert -- Reinventing punk -- In the shadow of The Jam -- A paradoxical success -- A sad finale -- Rehabilitation.
Summary "... examines The Clash's career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the 1970s and '80s, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash's self-conscious tussles with their record label, the accusations of selling out that dogged their footsteps, their rivalry with the similarly leaning but less purist Jam, the paradoxical quality of their achieving multiplatinum success, and even whether their denunciations of Thatcherism were proven wrong, Egan has come up with new insights into a much discussed group"--Back cover.
Subject Clash (Musical group)
Punk rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
ISBN 9780810888753 hardcover
0810888750 hardcover

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