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Posts Tagged ‘The Clash’

Saturday Matinee – Basic Mud Hut Construction, The Clash & CTA

Saturday, 11 February 2017

How to build a shelter without modern tools in under 15 minutes. Okay, it’ll take a while longer (“The whole hut took 9 months from start to finish“) but it’s still cool. BTW, every Boy Scout knows an easier way to start a fire.

The Clash‘ “Charlie Don’t Surf” was not featured in the 1979 movie “Apocalypse Now” as it was recorded a year later for their 3-record album “Sandinista!

When their earlier LP London Calling was released in 1980, critics said that Springsteen’s upcoming double-disc album The River would outsell the Clash effort and wipe away any impact. Joe Strummer‘s response was: “Right Bruce. Suck on this!” The band then expanded Sandinista! into a triple album.

The song was based on a quote from the movie, and the groove is a good one.

Classic percussion funk-jam-rock by The Chicago Transit Authority (aka CTA, aka Chicago) from 1969 as performed by founding member Danny Seraphine in 2006.

Here’s a related video that we probably posted before.

Have a great weekend folks, and keep us up to date on your mud hut progress.

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Saturday Matinee – The Olympics, Roger Miller, The Clash, Manfred Mann, Pink Floyd & Yeoman Warden

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Olympics were an underrated vocal group (see Walter Ward and the Challengers) and there are few live vids on the Utoobage; however, there’s a nice collection of recordings here.

Roger Miller‘s “England Swings.” I hate that song, and I hope you do, too.

The song was written by Bruce Springsteen, but those guys did it better. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was underrated here in the States as Mann was stuck with his 1964 cover of The Exciters’ “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”

Pink Floyd is another Brit treasure who have been around longer than you think. That vid’s from 1969.

The Clash – one of the great early punk bands, influenced and encouraged by The Ramones.

We posted this previously, but it’s worth a repost. Yeoman Warden explains why the Brits were not to be messed with. If you’ve never clicked on a single vid that we’ve posted here, click on that one and pay close attention. Then you’re going to want to hunt down and pay attention to the rest of the 6 part series of awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.


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