Essential Clash

Essential Clash

Artist: The Clash

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Format: CD
Label: SONY
Catalog: 89056
Genre: Rock/Pop
Released: 03/11/2003
UPC: 696998905627

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Essential Clash
Essential Clash

Artist: The Clash
1. White Riot
2. London's Burning
3. Complete Control
4. Clash City Rockers - (original version)
5. I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.
6. Career Opportunities
7. Hate & War
8. Cheat
9. Police & Thieves
10. Janie Jones
11. Garageland
12. Capital Radio One
13. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
14. English Civil War
15. Tommy Gun
16. Safe European Home
17. Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
18. Stay Free
19. Groovy Times
20. I Fought the Law

1. London Calling
2. Guns of Brixton, The
3. Clampdown
4. Rudie Can't Fail
5. Lost in the Supermarket
6. Jimmy Jazz
7. Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
8. Bankrobber
9. Magnificent Seven, The
10. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
11. Police on My Back
12. Stop the World
13. Somebody Got Murdered
14. Street Parade, The
15. This Is Radio Clash
16. Ghetto Defendant
17. Rock the Casbah
18. Straight to Hell
19. Should I Stay or Should I Go
20. This Is England


''The Essential Clash'' is a career-spanning greatest hits album by The Clash first released in 2003. It is part of the on-going 'The Essential' Sony BMG compilation series. The album is dedicated to Joe Strummer, who died during compilation of this album.

The B-side recording titled "Radio Clash" was accidentally released on the US version of this album with the incorrect A-side title of "This Is Radio Clash", much like it had been on ''Super Black Market Clash''. Both tracks have the same length and the only notable difference is in the two mixes and the lyrics. The similarities of the titles and the recordings has led to quite a bit of confusion not only by fans but by record companies as well. The two songs can be identified by the opening lyrics. "This Is Radio Clash" begins with "''This is radio clash on pirate satellite, Orbiting your living room, cashing in the bill of rights''" and "Radio Clash" begins with "''This is radio clash resuming of transmission, beaming from the mountain tops using aural ammunition.''" Apart from these two compilations, every other compilation (including the European version of "The Essential Clash") where "This Is Radio Clash" is listed on the sleeve includes the original song rather than its similarly titled B-side. - Wikipedia