Clash on Broadway

Clash on Broadway
Clash on Broadway
Box set by The Clash
Released November 19, 1991 (1991-11-19)
Recorded 1977–1982
Genre Punk rock
Reggae
Length 215:22
Label CBS/Epic
Producer The 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)

Clash on Broadway is a box set compilation album by the punk rock band The Clash, released on Legacy Records in 1991, catalogue E3K 63521. 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.

Contents

Content

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. Fourteen of the seventeen singles released in the United Kingdom during the time frame covered appear, leaving out "Remote Control" released as a single against the band's wishes, "English Civil War" which appears in a live version, 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.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (A-)
Melody Maker 5/5 stars [1]
Q 5/5 stars [2]

Track listing

All songs written by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer except where noted otherwise.

Disc one

  1. "Janie Jones" — 2:11
  2. "Career Opportunities" — 1:58
  3. "White Riot" — 1:59
  4. "1977" — 1:41
  5. "I'm So Bored with the USA — 2:25
  6. "Hate and War" 2:06
  7. "What's My Name" (Jones, Strummer, Keith Levene) — 1:40
  8. "Deny" – 3:05
  9. "London's Burning" — 2:10
  10. "Protex Blue" – 1:46
  11. "Police and Thieves" (Junior Murvin, Lee "Scratch" Perry) — 6:00
  12. "48 Hours" — 1:36
  13. "Cheat" — 2:07
  14. "Garageland" — 3:14
  15. "Capital Radio One" — 2:09
  16. "Complete Control" — 3:14
  17. "Clash City Rockers" — 3:49
  18. "City of the Dead" — 2:24
  19. "Jail Guitar Doors" — 3:05
  20. "The Prisoner" — 3:00
  21. "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" — 4:01
  22. "Pressure Drop" (Toots Hibbert) — 3:26
  23. "1-2 Crush on You" — 3:01
    • A and b sides of UK singles 1977-1978
  24. "English Civil War" (live) (traditional, arranged Strummer/Jones) — 2:41
  25. "I Fought the Law" (live) (Sonny Curtis) — 2:26

Disc two

  1. "Safe European Home" — 3:51
  2. "Tommy Gun" — 3:17
  3. "Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad" – 3:04
  4. "Stay Free" — 3:40
  5. "One Emotion" — 4:40
    • previously unreleased from the Give 'Em Enough Rope sessions
  6. "Groovy Times" — 3:30
  7. "Gates of the West" – 3:27
  8. "Armagideon Time" (Willie Williams, Jackie Mittoo) — 3:50
  9. "London Calling" — 3:20
  10. "Brand New Cadillac" (Vince Taylor) — 2:10
  11. "Rudie Can't Fail" — 3:30
  12. "The Guns of Brixton" (Paul Simonon) — 3:11
  13. "Spanish Bombs" — 3:20
  14. "Lost in the Supermarket" — 3:48
  15. "The Right Profile" — 3:55
  16. "The Card Cheat" (The Clash) — 3:51
  17. "Death or Glory" — 3:57
  18. "Clampdown" — 3:50
  19. "Train in Vain" — 3:11
  20. "Bankrobber" — 4:33
    • A side of 1980 UK single

Disc three

  1. "Police on My Back" (Eddy Grant) — 3:18
  2. "The Magnificent Seven" (The Clash) — 5:33
  3. "The Leader" (The Clash) — 1:42
  4. "The Call Up" (The Clash) — 5:28
  5. "Somebody Got Murdered" (The Clash) — 3:35
  6. "Washington Bullets" (The Clash) — 3:52
  7. "Broadway" (The Clash) — 4:57
  8. "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" (live) (The Clash) — 3:38
    • previously unreleased live recording from Bonds International Casino, New York City, 1981
  9. "Every Little Bit Hurts" (Ed Cobb) — 4:38
    • previously unreleased from the Sandinista! sessions
  10. "Stop the World" (The Clash) — 2:33
    • b-side to "The Call Up" single
  11. "Midnight to Stevens" (The Clash) — 4:39
    • previously unreleased track recorded at People's Hall, Frestonia, London in 1981
  12. "This Is Radio Clash" (The Clash) — 4:11
  13. "Cool Confusion" (The Clash) — 3:15
    • A and b sides of UK singles 1981-1982
  14. "Red Angel Dragnet" (edited version) (The Clash) — 3:25
  15. "Ghetto Defendant" (edited version) (The Clash) — 4:15
  16. "Rock the Casbah" (US single version) (The Clash) — 3:42
  17. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (US single version) (The Clash) — 3:09
  18. "Straight to Hell" (unedited version) (The Clash) — 6:56
  19. "The Street Parade" (The Clash) — 3:27
    • hidden track from the album Sandinista!

Personnel

Additional personnel

Notes

  1. ^ Melody Maker (29 February 2000). pp. 48–49.
  2. ^ Q Magazine (April 2000). p. 107.

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