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Clare McCreesh
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37 years ago today....

Thirty-seven years ago today saw the release of what I’d consider to be the best punk single of all time. When I began my initial explorations into The Clash at 18 years of age in 2012, the incomplete live footage of ‘Complete Control’ from Rude Boy was…

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This is a strange little post regarding something that’s left me quite surprised (in a good way). I’ve always been a bookworm and stemming from that I absolutely adore a good music book. You can really gain such a deeper level of appreciation of an artist…

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The last two days have seen my headphones dominated by 80s electronic music and not much else. I’ve rekindled my love for Depeche Mode in a big way and I’ve also big digging out some of my lesser played Pet Shop Boys CD’s. One of them was Actually – I…

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This is something I watched (finally) for the first time yesterday and would you believe it, BBC4 are showing it again tonight! It’s a documentary originally from 2009 charting the rise of synth-pop up until 1985 roughly. If you’re into the likes of…

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Evening everyone. Well, that’s Glastonbury over for another year. I’m actually missing the constant coverage already – even if BBC did have a tendency to show the same bands. I think I came across Elbow’s set three times actually, at least. I do love ‘One…

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Afternoon all and we’ve obviously come to the last day of Glastonbury 2014. It’s only been on TV for three days, but I’ll miss the constant schedule checks really come tomorrow. They certainly make boring Sundays much more interesting. I just hope that…

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Evening from a lovely day in Belfast – Glastonbury is now in full swing and I’m actually rather tired from staying up last night to watch the TV broadcast of Arcade Fire’s set. That’s sufficient enough proof that I don’t have the stamina for outdoor…

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Afternoon all – things are set to get very busy on the blog over the next three days because Glastonbury 2014 is now officially underway. I’m not there (obviously) but thank goodness for BBC coverage, Youtube and iPlayer, and I’ll have a better view than…

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As today marks his 59th birthday, it would be careless of me not to post something in relation to Mick Jones. An extremely gifted musician who in so many ways was the soul of The Clash. No one member of  The Clash carried the group exclusively, but…

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This smouldering ballad – buried deep in the heart of Sandinista – is amongst the finest recordings in The Clash canon. In ‘Broadway’, Joe Strummer’s lyrics depicting a tramp living on the streets of New York recounting his life to a passerby are combined…
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