THE CLASH - Black Market Clash 10"


The band was originally called The Heartdrops when they first got together in 1976 after Joe Strummer left The Vulchers & The 101er's to team up with Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Terry Chimes who had each just left the mega super group London S.S. They began recording at their Chalk Farm rehearsal studio, and soon released an array of now classic Punk & Reggae flavored songs. Collected here on this seldom seen 10" record is an assortment of strong but seldom heard selections from the Clash archive, featuring various notable singles, exclusive remixes, and overlooked Non-LP B-Sides. Hear: Capital Radio One (Original version, produced by Mickey Foote in 1977. Not on the CD reissue of this EP); The Prisoner (1978); Pressure Drop (Toots Hibbert song remixed here by Bill Price); Cheat (produced by Mickey Foote in 1977. Not on the CD reissue of this EP); City Of The Dead (1977); Time Is Tight (Instrumental originally written by Booker T & The MG's, was recorded during the "Marquee Sessions", remixed by Bill Price); Bankrobber / Robber Dub (produced by Mickey Dread in 1980. "Bankrobber" does not appear on the CD reissue of this EP); Armagideon Time (1980, also not on the CD reissue of this EP); and Justice Tonight / Kick It Over (1980, the dub track to Armagideon Time). This is an Original 1980 10" 'Nu-Disk' pressing, released ONLY in the USA by EPIC RECORDS (36846). The 'young Punk' facing off the police in the cover photo by Rocco Redondo is apparently Don Letts, the 1970's reggae/punk DJ of London's '100 Club', Video Maker/director, ex-member of Big Audio Dynamite (BAD) and long time friend of Joe Strummer. The original sleeve is overall Very Good, with some slight edge wear, soiling, corner bumps & creasing. The playing surfaces appear used but not abused, and overall Very Good!