Wednesday, 4 January 2012

WEDNESDAY CLUB - The Clash - Complete Control

MIDWEEK CRISIS? Your life is spinning away? Come to WEDNESDAY CLUB, we've got the Clash, they will soon have you back in control.

THE CLASH - Complete Control (1977)

There are some songs you will always remember the first time you heard them, 'Complete Control' by the Clash is one. I had to pick my wife up from Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 and I was a bit late. I was just going through the tunnel to the terminals when the song came on. I was totally stunned and must have gone into auto pilot (airport - get it?) and I missed my turning so I stopped in a lay by until it had finished. It took me a couple of minutes before I could compose myself to pick my wife up as my head was still in a spin.  I had to tell someone, I tried to tell her about this great song but all I got was a bollocking for being late.

THE CLASH - Complete Control (Live)

My love affair with the Clash had well and trully started. I had the great pleasure of seeing Jo Strummer with his band the Mescaleros they were supporting The Who. Oh! boy that was a night to remember it took me days to come down. I still have the T-shirt from that night (I won't get fooled again)
In control
What songs did you hear for a first that will be there forever in the memory bank?

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7 January 2012 at 21:41

I like a lot of The Clash stuff but haven't given them the attention they need. I remember when you played me Straight To Hell for the first time after I was raving about the Lily Allen cover. It was a revelation. It also had the guitar sample used on MIA's song Paper Planes. It is probably my favourite Clash song because of that.

12 January 2012 at 10:46

sensational song, especially the live version. The song I remember hearing, although not very Rock n' Roll, was Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game'. I heard it late at night, everybody was asleep and I was bowled over by the guitar that I just had to wake everyone to hear it. I was young! But will always remember it!