the further adventures of the rat-patrol posting has been taken down.i will repost it as soon as possible but it may be a few days before i can.sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.if you know of any other broken links please post in comments or the message box thingy and i will get on the case.thanks again to you all for visiting.
"There is a curious story behind this CD. Sometime in 1988, three EP’s showed up that contained what sound very much like professionally recorded versions of Clash I and II songs, cut from the 1984 tour. The cover art was a melange of candid shots of the band, from both lineups. Included was a pristine run-through of the last great Clash song, the unreleased ‘In the Pouring, Pouring Rain’. And Clash-fan heads have been scratched ever since. Rumors circulated that the tracks were released by castoff guitarist Nick Sheppard, but no proof of that has ever been offered. Other speculation abounded that they were the work of one Kosmo Vinyl, who was preparing to move to the US from England at the time. However, no one has come forth and claimed responsibility .What is remarkable about these tracks is not only do they sound professionally recorded, they sound professionally mixed. There seems to be stereo separation, the drums are soaked in reverb ( something you wouldn’t hear on a soundboard recording) and the levels were high and clean. And the CD gives you a nice contrast between Clash II and the dismal Sun Plaza gig, effectively making the case for the second lineup’s existence."
so listen to this cd and decide for yourselves.i like this even though i wasnt sure about it because a lot of it is the clash II.but its agreat listen all the same.ive included 2 lots of cover art here.one is a set i found on the web somewhere but i cant remember where (sorry!) andthe one that the cd was in.anyway listen to and enjoy this one and then leave a comment.thanks!
for your musical enjoyment this evening we have this excellent live concert recording from a clash gig in tokyo that the band played on feb 2nd 1982.originally a 2 disk set this is one of the best live clash boots.apparently a sounboard recording (although to be honest im not 100% sure about this) this is another cd capturing the clash at their best.so once youve put it on a disk and played it a few times and enjoyed it so much that you stroll back to the keyboard and leave a comment.thanks! live_over_tokyo.rar p.s i just realised that this is post no. 150, and the site has had over 15,000 hits in a little over 3 months.not too bad really.thanks to everyone for visiting so far and keep checking back for more postings from muebles towers!
for this new post from radio muebles i bring you this little offering.a live clash boot from 1982.i dont know too much about its origins but this is what i found on www.blackmarketclash.com
"Apparently this was broadcast on radio (Joe says something about on 2nd track) and the place only has around 1200 seats... AC Hall is short for the Academic Community Hall in the HK Baptist University facilities, in Kowloon Tong, where they hold concerts of all sorts. Hootie and The Blowfish played a few years ago..".its a great quality boot and one of my favourite clash live tapes.so kids you know what to do now.thats burn this to cd,play it on your cd players,play it loud till you know all the words off by heart and then be kind and leave a comment.thanks!