|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2003
Inducted by: The Edge and Tom Morello
Nominated in: 2003
First Eligible: 2003 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2003 (ranked #19) .
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One of the major punk bands of all time. Major influence on a lot of bands today.
Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 13:38pm
Amazing that they got in the same year that they were nominated. That is the sign of an amazing and influencal band.
Posted by that guy on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 14:02pm
No, that guy, it certainly is not.
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 14:06pm
On Saturday night (3/1/08) 11PM NY Time, WLIW will be airing "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock". I don't know if all states have this channel. It is supposed to have never seen before footage of the band. It might be interesting to those that never saw the Clash live.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 02.27.08 @ 04:56am
I actually believe that "London Calling" is one of THE most heinously over rated albums ever, presumably something to do with its big commercial success. Also, The Clash were only actually "punk" for about two albums, one of which (Give 'Em Enough Rope) is shit.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 13:03pm
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 09:28am
Maybe if they had actually written I Fought The Law in the first place...
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 08:38am
Liam, stop acting like you know everything, ok?
Posted by a on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 07:39am
No, it's just not possible.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 07:54am
Really though, all I was pointing out was the fact that The Clash didn't write it in the first place.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 07:57am
Just because The Clash were musically diverse and commercially successful doesn't taint the punk rock they played. The Clash along with Dead Kennedys are the thinking man's bands. You, sir, are apparently very bitter that The Buzzcocks are not as widely recognized as brilliant musicians. Sorry.
Posted by Joel on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 13:59pm
Yes! The Clash real punk not some fake like the sex pisstols. Although Liam's right. The Buzzcocks are better and London Calling is far too overrated.
Posted by Punkster101 on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 13:22pm
Most Overrated Albums of All Time:
Posted by Punkster101 on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 13:41pm
Good list, Punkster101. I agree with the possible exception of Dylan.
Posted by classicrocker on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 14:08pm
Yeah that list is a fairly accurate representation of the most overrated albums in my opinion. However, I'd personally put "Anything Madonna Ever Did" higher up.
Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 16:24pm
Here is a question - are these albums over-rated by today's standards or the standards of their time. Sgt. Pepper was and is a groundbreaking recording? Although I don't think it was their best album, (Revolver and Rubber Soul) it certainly was cutting edge or close to it at the time. Recording techniques and the attempt, although somewhat weak in certain spots to connect the songs was pretty damn good at the time. And when so many musicians still cite Pepper as an influential piece of work, then I can hardly see it being called over-rated.. Anyway, this is just my opinion.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:16pm
Keebord watch out, you will get "Karlah" after you - which is not good Karmah! (or Kaballah either?) Punkster, you say those are "overrated" albums? You are probably right. The way pretentious experts like to agrandize things, you would think some of those albums solved poverty or caused world peace or cured a disease. But many of the songs were written and performed by people wacked out on drugs, and have meaningless lyrics. (its actually funny) Rock stars and professional athletes are all "overrated" if you ask me.
Posted by Bubble on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:30pm
Dameon, you make some good comments. I agree that Sgt. Peppers, Highway 61, and London Calling are at least all top-notch albums.
Posted by Bubble on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:35pm
Anyone who thinks 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is overated is nuts (IMO).
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 05:33am
"Yellow Brick Road" and Elton John both suck! Especially everything elton did since the 80's = crap
Posted by robbie on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 11:52am
I always liked "The Only Band that Matters". One of the most, if not the most, important punk band of all-time.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:36pm
I do find it weird though that Tom Morello inducted them. Kind of like Billy Corgan with Pink Floyd.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 13:38pm
Good morning. Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.
Posted by Izellah on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 21:25pm
Most Overrated Albums of All Time:
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 19:35pm
"I'd put 'Pet Sounds' on that list as to me it's absolutely unlistenable, and yet everyone considers it the greatest album of all time." - Sam
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 04.20.11 @ 05:53am
The Clash is one of my ALL TIMES favorite bands, alongside with Dead Kennedys and Pixies.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:32pm
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