THE CLASH - NEW JERSEY 1980

September 3, 2011 – 4:33 am

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THE CLASH
Capitol Radio 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey; March 8, 1980. Very good to excellent soundboard.

For those who want their punk immediate, raw and in your face - this is it!

This show has circulated in various versions as an audio CD, on vinyl, on video and on DVD. Thanks to dubwise1 who shared the tracks on Dime. Dubwise1 also added this review:

This is a superlative example of the Clash’s ‘16 Tons’ tour. The band is at a peak here, even with a hobbled Topper Headon. Mickey Gallagher’s organ playing added a lot of dimension to the band’s sound, especially on the London Calling numbers, and the band is tight and together. Mick’s guitar sound is particularly impressive here.

Another fan enthused over at bootlegs4u.blogspot.com:

“This particular show has been widely circulated in various formats over the last 20+ years… but there’s a damn good reason for that! This show just plain ROCKS!”

Joe Strummer died suddenly on December 22, 2002 in his home at Broomfield in Somerset, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. He was 50.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Intro/16 Tons/Clash City Rockers (5.9MB)
Track 02. Brand New Cadillac (2.3MB)
Track 03. Safe European Home (5.7MB)
Track 04. Jimmy Jazz (6.2MB)
Track 05. London Calling (5.7MB)
Track 06. Guns Of Brixton (5.0MB)
Track 07. Train In Vain (5.5MB)
Track 08. White Man In Hammersmith Palais (6.7MB)
Track 09. Koka Kola (2.3MB)
Track 10. I Fought The Law (4.7MB)
Track 11. Spanish Bombs (5.3MB)
Track 12. Police & Thieves (8.7MB)
Track 13. Stay Free (6.4MB)
Track 14. Julie’s In The Drug Squad (5.3MB)
Track 15. Wrong ‘Em Boyo (6.6MB)
Track 16. Clampdown (skip at 1:36, inherent in the source) (3.1MB)
Track 17. Janie Jones (3.6MB)
Track 18. Complete Control (5.7MB)
Track 19. Justice Tonight (7.5MB)
Track 20. English Civil War (4.6MB)
Track 21. Garageland (5.3MB)
Track 22. Bank Robber (6.5MB)
Track 23. Tommy Gun (5.2MB)

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  1. 11 Responses to “THE CLASH - NEW JERSEY 1980”

  2. hey bigo, cool, will get. thanks!!!

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Sep 3, 2011

  3. Love the Clash. Thanks for this!

    By Bob on Sep 3, 2011

  4. hey bigo, i made a few corrections to this tracklist for those that are nit picky like i am.

    it should be

    intro / clash city rockers
    (white man) in hammersmith palais
    julie’s been working for the drug squad
    justice tonight / kick it over. i think, this is just armidideon time, but it’s the raggae/dub version.
    and it’s bankrobber one word.

    as far as i can tell, the rest are correct.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Sep 3, 2011

  5. armagideon time. sorry.

    By Ed Saad on Sep 3, 2011

  6. Thanks! i remember it as a great show, even tho i was on crutches and there was a bomb-scare evacuation. Never thought i get to hear it again. Thanks

    By elsie on Sep 3, 2011

  7. thanks much for this excellent ROIO.

    I don’t have anything to do with the Dangerous Minds website, and I don’t intend to spam links or anything like that, but a few days ago, they posted Westway to the World, a great, great Clash documentary for viewing. Can’t miss for any fan of the Clash
    http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/best_documentary_ever_made_about_the_clash/

    By Eric on Sep 3, 2011

  8. Great band and great recording. Thanks very much!

    By Ralph on Sep 4, 2011

  9. Thanks for sharing! I bought this on vinyl weeks after the show and remember it was a great listen. Excited to have it on my iPod.

    By Jeremy Shatan on Sep 8, 2011

  10. I always heard about this but never got it. Thanks for the chance to finally hear it.

    By Matt on Oct 25, 2011

  11. ROIO. Any chance you have any Joe Strummer live in honor of the 10th anniversary of his passing? Thx

    By Dave on Dec 22, 2012

  12. Tonight 9/21/14 is the 35th anniversary of the WNEW FM broadcast of the Clash live from the Palladium. ROIO any plans to acknowledge with an upload? Interested if Darth (or anyone else) was at either of those 2 Palladium show in September 1979. I was at the 20th.

    By Dave on Sep 22, 2014

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