Half Notes: The Clash – Live at Shea Stadium (2008)

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Every music fan has moments they hold dear. Maybe it was the time they performed “that” song at a concert. Or maybe it was a song what happened to be playing when an important relationship began. Perhaps most simple is when we hear a particular artist for the first time … and everything afterward seems different. To this day, I can remember where I first heard side one of London Calling by The Clash. It was up in my high-school buddy’s bedroom at his house on the little lake deep in central Maine. His dad’s stereo was normally used for blasting John Phillips Souza-type stuff but on that day “London Calling” and then “Brand New Cadillac” pinned me to the wall. Partner-in-crime Glen Boyd rightly reminds us that The Clash were once known as the only band that mattered. Hyperbole? Give Live at Shea Stadium a listen and then make up your own mind.

‘Half Notes’ are quick-take thoughts on music from Something Else! Reviews, presented whenever the mood strikes us.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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