- This Is Radio Clash
Name = This Is Radio Clash
from Album =
B-side = "Radio Clash"
Released = Start date|1981|11 (U.K.)
Format = 7" & 12" single,
Recorded = 1981
Length = 8:30
Label = CBS 1797
Last single = "The Magnificent Seven"
This single = "
This Is Radio Clash" / "Radio 5"
Next single = "
Know Your Rights"
This Is Radio Clash" is a single released by the English punk rockband The Clashin 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 hopacts from New York City, like the Sugarhill Gangand 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).
This Is Radio Clash/Radio Clash" — 8:30
# "Outside Broadcast/Radio Five — 11:07
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