Friday, September 12, 2008

The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium VINYL

Recorded at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1982, Live at Shea Stadium captures the band at the peak of its powers and on devastating form. Bristling with energy and attitude, Live at Shea Stadium is destined to feature alongside James Brown at the Apollo, The Who at Leeds and Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison as one of the greatest live recordings of all time!

The Clash, opening for The Who on their farewell tour of the US, played two nights at the legendary Shea Stadium (12th & 13th Oct 1982). They had recently released the Combat Rock album, and the singles “Rock The Casbah” and “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” were enjoying mass audiences via MTV and radio airplay. Despite being the support act, the New York Post reported “there were as many Clash fans on those nights as Who fans.”

Recorded by Glyn Johns, the album features the second night’s performance in its entirety and shows the band at a fascinating and pivotal point in their career. They had risen from punk agitators to arena superstars and would break up less than a year later. One of the few remaining unreleased Clash treasures, the recordings have long been sought after by fans and were unearthed by the late Joe Strummer while packing for a move.

This is a legendary Clash concert – released in a historic year for Shea Stadium. More than an album, it’s an event.

Label: Epic/Legacy Catalog
UPC: 88697348801
Release Date: 10/28/08 (CD release date is 10/07/08)


Side 1
1. Kosmo Vinyl Introduction 1:10
2. London Calling 3:29
3. Police On My Back 3:28
4. The Guns of Brixton 4:07
5. Tommy Gun 3:19
6. Magnificent 7 2:33
7. Armagideon Time 2:55
8. Magnificent 7 (Return) 2:23

Side 2
1. Rock The Casbah 3:21
2. Train In Vain 3:45
3. Career Opportunities 2:05
4. Spanish Bombs 3:18
5. Clampdown 4:26
6. English Civil War 2:39
7. Should I Stay Or Should I Go 2:43
8. I Fought The Law 3:22

The Clash - Train In Vain (Live)

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