Clash on Broadway

Clash on Broadway is a box set compilation album by the punk rock band The Clash, released on Legacy Records in 1991, catalogue E3K 46991. It comprises 64 tracks on three compact discs, spanning the time period from their very first single; "White Riot", in 1977, through the Combat Rock album of 1982. It does not include material from the band's coda led by Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon, resulting in the final album Cut the Crap. It was initially released in longbox form.

Clash on Broadway
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Released19 November 1991 (1991-11-19)
Recorded1977–1982
GenrePunk rock
Length215:22
LabelCBS/Epic
ProducerThe Clash, Mickey Foote, Mikey Dread, Sandy Pearlman, Bill Price, Guy Stevens, Lee Perry
The Clash compilations and lives chronology
1977 Revisited
(1990)
Clash on Broadway
(1991)
The Singles
(1991)

ContentEdit

The set contains five previously unreleased tracks, two early demo recordings, and three live recordings, one of which had been released on a film soundtrack. Thirteen of the eighteen singles released during the time frame covered appear, leaving out "Remote Control" released as a single against the band's wishes, "English Civil War" and "I Fought the Law" which appear in a live versions, "Hitsville UK" and "Know Your Rights".

Disc one contains mostly recordings taken from their early singles including the extended play single Capital Radio, and the debut album. The four songs deleted from the British version of The Clash album and replaced by singles tracks for the American version, "Deny", "Protex Blue", "Cheat", and "48 Hours", are included. Disc two concentrates on tracks from the albums Give 'Em Enough Rope and London Calling, and the extended play single Cost of Living. Disc three contains tracks from Sandinista! and Combat Rock, tracks from the latter including both edited and unedited versions.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[citation needed]
Melody Maker     [2]
Q     [3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer, except where noted otherwise.

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Janie Jones" (early demo produced by Guy Stevens) previously unreleased2:11
2."Career Opportunities" (early demo produced by Guy Stevens) previously unreleased1:58
3."White Riot" A-side of first single1:59
4."1977" B-side of first single1:41
5."I'm So Bored with the USA" The Clash2:25
6."Hate and War" The Clash2:06
7."What's My Name"Jones, Strummer, Keith LeveneThe Clash1:40
8."Deny" UK version of The Clash3:05
9."London's Burning" The Clash2:10
10."Protex Blue" UK version of The Clash1:46
11."Police and Thieves"Junior Murvin, Lee "Scratch" PerryThe Clash6:00
12."48 Hours" UK version of The Clash1:36
13."Cheat" UK version of The Clash2:07
14."Garageland" The Clash3:14
15."Capital Radio One" Capital Radio EP2:09
16."Complete Control" US version of The Clash3:14
17."Clash City Rockers" US version of The Clash3:49
18."City of the Dead" B-side of the "Complete Control" single2:24
19."Jail Guitar Doors" US version of The Clash3:05
20."The Prisoner" B-side of the "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" single3:00
21."(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" US version of The Clash4:01
22."Pressure Drop"Toots HibbertB-side of the "English Civil War" single3:26
23."1-2 Crush on You" B-side of the "Tommy Gun" single3:01
24."English Civil War" (live recording from the Lyceum Theatre, London, 1979)traditional, arranged Strummer/Jonespreviously unreleased2:41
25."I Fought the Law" (live)Sonny CurtisRude Boy soundtrack (1979)2:26
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Safe European Home" Give 'Em Enough Rope3:51
2."Tommy Gun" Give 'Em Enough Rope3:17
3."Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad" Give 'Em Enough Rope3:04
4."Stay Free" Give 'Em Enough Rope3:40
5."One Emotion" previously unreleased; Give 'Em Enough Rope sessions4:40
6."Groovy Times" Cost of Living EP3:30
7."Gates of the West" Cost of Living EP3:27
8."Armagideon Time"Willie Williams, Jackie MittooB-side of the "London Calling" single3:50
9."London Calling" London Calling3:20
10."Brand New Cadillac"Vince TaylorLondon Calling2:10
11."Rudie Can't Fail" London Calling3:30
12."The Guns of Brixton"Paul SimononLondon Calling3:11
13."Spanish Bombs" London Calling3:20
14."Lost in the Supermarket" London Calling3:48
15."The Right Profile" London Calling3:55
16."The Card Cheat"The ClashLondon Calling3:51
17."Death or Glory" London Calling3:57
18."Clampdown" London Calling3:50
19."Train in Vain" London Calling3:11
20."Bankrobber" A-side of 1980 UK single4:33
Disc three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Police on My Back"Eddy GrantSandinista!3:18
2."The Magnificent Seven"The ClashSandinista!5:33
3."The Leader"The ClashSandinista!1:42
4."The Call Up"The ClashSandinista!5:28
5."Somebody Got Murdered"The ClashSandinista!3:35
6."Washington Bullets"The ClashSandinista!3:52
7."Broadway"The ClashSandinista!4:57
8."Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" (live recording from Bonds International Casino, New York City, 1981)The Clashpreviously unreleased3:38
9."Every Little Bit Hurts"Ed Cobbpreviously unreleased; Sandinista! sessions4:38
10."Stop the World"The ClashB-side of "The Call Up" single2:33
11."Midnight to Stevens" (recorded at People's Hall, Frestonia, London in 1981)The Clashpreviously unreleased4:39
12."This Is Radio Clash"The ClashA-side of the "This is Radio Clash" single4:11
13."Cool Confusion"The ClashB-side of the "Should I Stay or Should I Go" single3:15
14."Red Angel Dragnet" (edited version)The ClashCombat Rock3:25
15."Ghetto Defendant" (edited version)The ClashCombat Rock4:15
16."Rock the Casbah" (US single version)The ClashCombat Rock3:42
17."Should I Stay or Should I Go" (US single version)The ClashCombat Rock3:09
18."Straight to Hell" (unedited version)The ClashCombat Rock6:56
19."The Street Parade" (hidden track)The ClashSandinista!3:27

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Clash on Broadway – The Clash | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ Melody Maker (29 February 2000). pp. 48–49.
  3. ^ Q Magazine (April 2000). p. 107.