Clash Wednesday -- Hitsville UK featuring Katrina without her Waves.
4/15/2009 7:16 PM
Byline: Mike Cunningham
This week on Clash Wednesday, Joe Strummer joins the Pogues for a St. Patrick's Day in 1988. A little out of breath it seems. Or drunk. Not sure.
Every Wednesday at hammradio.com will be Clash Wednesday. We will feature a clip or a song or perhaps even an entire Proof of Concept podcast about The Clash. Or maybe it will be completely something unrelated to The Clash, that I will somehow relate BACK to the Clash. Or like most other features on hammradio.com, fall by the wayside never to be heard from again for 2 years, when I say... "oh yeah remember I used to do the Sunday Night QB?" or "Monday Night Wars" is back!
The one thing about that you have to know about the Clash. They aren't predictable. This morning flipping on Sirius XM's First Wave the end of the Clash's Hitsville UK came on. It's one of those songs that make you stop and ask... "wait a minute... is this The Clash???". Thank the Maker that they label the songs. The song opens like it's The Supremes "You Can't Hurry Love". Which makes sense because "Hitsville USA" was the nickname of Motown. The Clash bass line is distinct. As is Mick Jones voice backing Ellen Foley who was Mick's longtime girlfriend.