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Clash first three 7″ original pressings

Posted on June 1, 2010
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Clash White Riot original pressing

I've been asked a few times about original Clash pressings, so here's the clarification about them. The first three singles White Riot, Remote Control, Complete Control were originally released with Copyright Control printed on the labels as at the time the band had no publishing deal. The singles were deleted once they'd fallen from the charts.

As the band became more successful, CBS decided to reissue them, in the interim the band had signed a publishing deal with Nineden Ltd / Riva Music so these details were included on the label.

The first pressings also had the very pronounced sunburst label with a matt finish.

There's at least two later pressingsĀ  of White Riot I'm aware of, the earlier pressing has the bands name written like this: The Clash, the later pressing has it written like this: the CLASH.

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Images added to all post-punk items

Posted on May 26, 2010
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Sinatras 'Let's Be Frank' LP

It's not the biggest section on the website, but it's one of the most active, so I've got round to ensuring that all 120 post-punk items on the database now have images attached.

What is post-punk is a hotly debated topic. Some people regard it as more or less anything that followed the intital punk movement. I regard it as bands that were influenced by punk bands, or the DIY spirit, but weren't punk.

I suppose bands like Prag Vec, Delta 5, Monochrome Set would have been some the first wave of bands that I'd have put into that category.

Steve New RIP

Posted on May 25, 2010
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Steve New - Rich Kids

Steve New the Rich Kids guitarist passed away on Monday 24th May.

Phil Singleton has written a superb obituary on his excellent God Save The Sex Pistols website.

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