Younger music fans may be confused when presented with Sound System, the new Clash box set. That’s because it comes in the shape of an old-school boombox, which, these days, is about quaint as a telegraph machine or a crankable record player. You can admire the exterior all you want (or not): what’s actually in the box is the complete discography and then some, of one of the greatest and most influential rock groups of all time.
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.
Dylan has often referenced Joe Strummer and The Clash as a huge influence, and he wears it proudly on his sleeve on the new Wallflowers single, “Reboot The Mission.” With a piano driven rocksteady beat, the song wouldn’t sound out of place on Combat Rock. But The Clash references go far beyond just the sound of the song.
While it is unclear whether or not [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Clash[/lastfm]‘s 1982 hit, “Rock the Casbah” was written specifically about the Ayatollah Khomeini’s ban of rock music in Iran, it makes a good story, and is so […]
Director Julien Temple has been given the official “green light” to make a biopic on the life of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Marvin Gaye[/lastfm]. Temple has already made a slew of music documentaries including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]David Bowie[/lastfm]: The Video […]
Today is Martin Luther King Day in the USA. And while we still mourn his passing, we also need to remember that today is a day of celebration as well — a day for reflecting […]