This Is Radio Clash


This Is Radio Clash

Infobox Single
Name = This Is Radio Clash


Artist = The Clash
from Album =
B-side = "Radio Clash"
Released = Start date|1981|11 (U.K.)
Format = 7" & 12" single, cassette tape
Recorded = 1981
Genre = Dance-punk
Length = 8:30
Label = CBS 1797
Writer = The Clash
Producer = The Clash
Reviews =
Last single = "The Magnificent Seven"
(1981)
This single = "This Is Radio Clash" / "Radio 5"
(1981)
Next single = "Know Your Rights"
(1982)
"This Is Radio Clash" is a single released by the English punk rock band The Clash in 1981. While it wasn't released on any of their studio albums, it was included in the track listing of their compilations: "The Essential Clash", "The Singles", "Singles Box" and "The Singles (2007)".

"This Is Radio Clash", like their previous single "The Magnificent Seven", is a dub reggae, rap, punk-funk song that was influenced by old school hip hop acts from New York City, like the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. [cite web |url=http://www.monthlyreview.org/0603ambrosio.htm |title=Monthly Review June 2003 Antonino D’Ambrosio |accessdate=2007-11-24 |last=D’Ambrosio |first=Antonino D’Ambrosio |year=2003 |month=06 |work=‘Let Fury Have the Hour’: The Passionate Politics of Joe Strummer |publisher=Montly Review |quote=Strummer and Jones quickly recognized the power of rap music that was just emerging from New York City’s underground in the late seventies. “When we came to the U.S., Mick stumbled upon a music shop in Brooklyn that carried the music of Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, the Sugar Hill Gang...these groups were radically changing music and they changed everything for us.” ]

The first public performance of the song was on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" show in 1981.

Track listing (12" single)

Released in Canada with a cover sticker (12EXP 02622).

Side one
# "This Is Radio Clash/Radio Clash" — 8:30

Side two
# "Outside Broadcast/Radio Five — 11:07

Charts

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