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The Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
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Martin Popoff
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The Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs

Martin Popoff


Voyageur Press



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In-depth looks at all 109 studio cuts - the history, the people, the songwriting and recording, the politics, and plenty of stunning photography!

Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city’s punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock ’n’ roll - not just punk - even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title "The Only Band That Matters" along the way.

In their eight-year career, The Clash offered six CBS Records studio releases, including one double and one triple LP, and increasingly melded influences ranging from rockabilly to ska, reggae, and even hip-hop into their sound. Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff dissects each of the 91 tracks, including the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more.

In addition, an introductory essay sets the scene for each album, while sidebar features explore influences on the band, album art, non-LP singles, the band’s staunch political stance, and song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios.

By:   Martin Popoff
Imprint:   Voyageur Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 190mm, 
ISBN:   9780760359341
ISBN 10:   0760359342
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Popoff has been described as the worlds most famous heavy-metal journalist, though he has covered plenty of Punk and New Wave albums in his career of 7,000-plus album reviews. He has penned many books on various bands, genres of rock, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press Rush: The Illustrated History; Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History; The Art of Metal; and The Big Book of Hair Metal. He has also worked on film documentaries about Rush and ZZ Top. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.At approximately 7,900 (with more than 7,000 appearing in his books), Martin Popoff has unofficially written more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned fifty-six books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including 2017s Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs. He was editor-in-chief of the now-retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles for fourteen years, and has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, and Record Collector. Martin has been a regular contractor to Banger Films, having worked on the award-wining documentaries about Rush and ZZ Top. Martin resides in Toronto with his wife and son.

The thing that truly sets Popoff's books apart from just a mere writing machine, is the quality of the total package...the visuals, photography, graphics and bits of Clash history make this book an outstanding collectible for both the Clash fan and the music lover alike. * My Big Honkin' Blog * obvious must-own for Clash fans, but a great read for overall music fans as well. * NeuFutur * Popoff's well-illustrated volume gets the job done with incisive, insightful, and information-packed essays on every album and individual song * No Depression *

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