The Clash takes on the world : transnational perspectives on the only band that matters /

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New York : Bloomsbury Academic,, United States, p.1 online resource (x, 272 pages) (2017)

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Political aspects., Punk rock music


Includes bibliographical references and index.Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: The Transnational Clash; References; Chapter 1 An Analysis of The Clash in Concert: 1977 to 1982; Introduction; The Clash White Riot tour Newcastle University 20 May 1977; The Clash Newcastle Polytechnic 28 October 1977 and 2 December 1978; The Clash Newcastle Mayfair 12 June 1980; The Clash Newcastle City Hall 1982; Summary; References; Online blogs; Chapter 2 Politics, Pastiche, Parody and Polemics: The DIY Educational Inspiration of The Clash; Introduction; A critical (biographical) hermeneutic approachPunk in social context'This is a Public Service Announcement' -- Recurrent themes; From music with a message to (self) education with a purpose; References; Chapter 3 Turning Rebellion into Money: The Roots of The Clash; References; Chapter 4 The Clash Sell Out: Negotiating Space in the Ideological Superstructure; References; Chapter 5 The Clash: Sociological Imagination and Critical Philosophy; Introduction; Sociological imagination and critical theory; References; Chapter 6 Righteous Minstrels: The Clash, Race and the Rock Writer; ReferencesChapter 7 Washington Bullets: The Clash and VietnamReferences; Chapter 8 Spouting Slogans for the Sandinistas? The Clash and International Solidarity; References; Chapter 9 Punk Politics, Blackness, and Indigenous Protest: The Clash's Australian Tour, 1982; The Clash's tour and punk rock in Australia; Punk politics and race in Australia; Outcomes; References; Chapter 10 From a Long Way Away: New York and London in The Clash's 'Red Angel Dragnet'; References; Chapter 11 The Last Gang in Town: The Clash portrayed in New York and Paris; Garageland: Inventing a visual identity in rock musicWhat's My Name: Words, sounds and pictures to define new bordersThe Right Profile: PUNK magazine and a new kind of family portrait; Capital Radio Two: Bazooka, un regard moderne; The Magnificent Seven: The Clash take over Paris; Inoculated City: Punk aesthetic in New York, Paris and London; References; Chapter 12 Mick Went Disco and Joe Sang Campfire Songs: Punk After-parties and the Politics of Forking Paths; Korean authenticity: The chosen people; Global Strummer, Disco Jones; What is punk? Punk in the Kitchen?; Conclusion: Global punk practice; ReferencesConclusion: The Only Band that MattersPostscript: A sample of samples; References; Note on contributors; IndexDescription based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 08, 2017).