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    "The Only Band That Matters" or Sting & Co.?
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    This can't be a serious question.
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    shouldn't be, just hoping to settle a little dispute...
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    God vs. Shit
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    Yea I think a lot of men think they are bad ass, but a 12 year old with a AK can take me out I know ...... cr****

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    Clash all day ....

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    God vs. Shit
    also true, but less specific...
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    THE CLASH!!!!! duh!
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    I have a hard time taking either band seriously.
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    Led Zeppelin vs. REO Speedwagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I have a hard time taking either band seriously.
    How do you have a hard time taking The Clash seriously? Joe Strummer was one of the most legit artists around.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    The Clash all the way. One of few punk bands I can actually respect.

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    The [s]three[/s] four people who voted for the Police should be force fed their own entrails.
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    Uh guys, the Police weren't a stupid, middling Sting solo project, and they were much more than "Every Breath You Take." They didn't make an album as good as London Calling is, but they made five classic albums in six years, went from playing CBGB to Shea Stadium in the same amount of time, and had the good sense to peace the fuck out while still on top.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    The only band that matters.
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    While I am a fan of both, The Clash IS the only band that matters.

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    I was into The Clash when I was in high school but as an adult love and appreciate them more then I ever had any idea younger in life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Uh guys, the Police weren't a stupid, middling Sting solo project, and they were much more than "Every Breath You Take." They didn't make an album as good as London Calling is, but they made five classic albums in six years, went from playing CBGB to Shea Stadium in the same amount of time, and had the good sense to peace the fuck out while still on top.
    it's good to see the Police still getting some respect here... few artists have recorded albums as classic as "London Calling," but the Police certainly had the bigger hits during their career... while i got into the Police first, i definitely got into the Clash more...
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    Police deserve respect, but they do not deserve to win this poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    How do you have a hard time taking The Clash seriously? Joe Strummer was one of the most legit artists around.
    His vocal style just sounds very tongue-in-cheek to me. I know, I know, blasphemy.

    I just have a hard time figuring out how you go from a very politically charged song like London Calling to Should I Stay or Should I Go. It's like going from Zach de la Rocha to Weird Al Yankovic.
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    The Police reminds me of this one night I spent with a guy and we listened to the whole discography while dirty things were happening.

    I voted for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    His vocal style just sounds very tongue-in-cheek to me. I know, I know, blasphemy.

    I just have a hard time figuring out how you go from a very politically charged song like London Calling to Should I Stay or Should I Go. It's like going from Zach de la Rocha to Weird Al Yankovic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    His vocal style just sounds very tongue-in-cheek to me. I know, I know, blasphemy.

    I just have a hard time figuring out how you go from a very politically charged song like London Calling to Should I Stay or Should I Go. It's like going from Zach de la Rocha to Weird Al Yankovic.
    I dont think you realize that the clash are way more Experimental and broad ranges of influences from around the world.




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    Still pretty serious about this.

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    I don't think TallGuy realizes anything about music that isn't spoonfed to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    His vocal style just sounds very tongue-in-cheek to me. I know, I know, blasphemy.

    I just have a hard time figuring out how you go from a very politically charged song like London Calling to Should I Stay or Should I Go. It's like going from Zach de la Rocha to Weird Al Yankovic.
    His vocal style was meant to sound tongue-in-cheek. You aren't hearing it wrong. The way Joe sang was an integral part to the way their message was delivered. It was a very sly and mischevious "Fuck you" to the British government and the current social/political issues in the UK. He was a lower class brat and he was singing in the voice and position of a lower class brat.

    For example, in "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" he sings the line "If Adolf Hitler, flew in today... they'd send a limousine anyway." He got in a TON of shit for this line. And it wasn't only for the words, it was for the way he sang it. It was sarcastic and patronizing. It was with sang in a way that he didn't give a fuck if he got in trouble for singing. It was perfect.

    Also, before Joe Strummer formed The Clash, he was a guitarist in a 50's rock revival group. Then he saw The Sex Pistols... and quit his band the very next day. He formed The Clash because he saw the social and political power music could have... but at the same time, he still loved the spirit of good old rock n' roll. That is why The Clash have songs like "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    He formed The Clash because he saw the social and political power music could have...
    No, that's not at all what happened. He didn't form anything. The rest of the band (Mick Jones particularily) was searching for a frontman. They eventually found Joe Strummer and asked him if he wanted to be their frontman, he accepted.

    Anyway, this is Tall Guy. You're wasting your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidsnake28 View Post
    I don't think TallGuy realizes anything about music that isn't spoonfed to him.
    Oh come on. You obviously haven't read much of what I've posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Also, before Joe Strummer formed The Clash, he was a guitarist in a 50's rock revival group. Then he saw The Sex Pistols... and quit his band the very next day. He formed The Clash because he saw the social and political power music could have... but at the same time, he still loved the spirit of good old rock n' roll. That is why The Clash have songs like "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
    actually, i was under the impression that "should i stay..." was a mick jones number... also, it's true that Strummer more joined the Clash than started it... but it only was what it was after that, of course.
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    Joe Strummer and Mick Jones wrote London calling.In fact they co wrote most of London Calling album.And Should I stay or should i go was written by Mick Jones.

    The Future is Unwritten is a great movie and talks a lot about The clash in general.(i would give it 10/10)
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    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    His vocal style just sounds very tongue-in-cheek to me. I know, I know, blasphemy.

    I just have a hard time figuring out how you go from a very politically charged song like London Calling to Should I Stay or Should I Go. It's like going from Zach de la Rocha to Weird Al Yankovic.
    Is this a serious statement? You think that because the Clash wrote some political songs, then all of their songs have to be political? DumbGuyCM

    Also, yeah, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" is Mick Jones singing, not Joe. Bad comparison.
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