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Punk band whose hit Should I Stay or Should I Go features Argentinian Spanish backing vocals. Helped popularize the genre. They are also known for their new wavey hit Rock the Casbah. Due to the song's references to Middle Eastern and Arab culture, the song was removed from radio playlists after the September 11 attacks. Their producer Sandy Pearlman also worked for Blue Öyster Cult. Producer Guy Stevens also worked for Mott the Hoople and Traffic. Their album London Calling had a cover based on the debut album of Elvis Presley. Performed with David Bowie and Van Halen. Their music was often very liberal. Listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest artists of all time as well as by VH1. Influenced Sex Pistols and Green Day among many others. Tributed by Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band and Elvis Costello and the Attractions. London Calling went platinum. The band is phenomenal in their native Britain. Sandinista! went gold. Combat Rock went double platinum. The Story of the Clash Vol. 1 went platinum. Several other hits during the eighties. Keith Levene went on to perform for Public Image Ltd.

Genres Edit

Punk

New Wave

Songs Edit

London Calling

Rock the Casbah

Should I Stay or Should I Go

I Fought the Law

Train in Vain

The Guns of Brixton

Career Opportunities

This is Radio Clash

Rudie Can't Fail

Clash City Rockers

Influences Edit

Elvis

The Bobby Fuller Four