Song Of The Day – 12/22/11

 

 

 

 

 

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Broadway” by The Clash

This song was originally released on their sprawling triple album, “Sandinista.” At the time of its release, it was hailed as a major statement by the band and it received almost unanimous positive reviews. In reality, the record would have made a solid double album with some judicious editing. However, it did meld the group’s British sensibility with the feel of the streets of New York City circa the early 1980s, culminating in their landmark run of NYC shows at Bonds. I was fortunate enough to see them in action five times in the early ’80s. It was nine years ago today (12/22) that we lost Joe Strummer…

Posted: December 21st, 2011 under Music, Rock, The Clash.
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