J: 'No, not really, but we've had to compromise, just like all idealists have to compromise. You win battles, you lose battles to win more. Like when they brought out Remote Control, we were pissed off, we just said, well we've lost a battle, but maybe We'll win the war'.
Joe Strummer to TSSF, 1980
Always having to explain themselves were The Clash - the sniping against them was constant - much of it from souls who'd 'ave probably been prog rocked to death were it not for the supremely inspirational Strummer and Co.. Anyway, there's a great encounter with the band in here - Kosmo and all. Fair pieces on Joy Division, Barracudas, The Surfaris, Daniel Miller. Live reviews: The Cramps, Athletico Spizz 80. Record reviews: Annette, Toyah, The Delvetts, The Original Smokehouse Band, The Balloon Farm and the Rockin' Ramrods. Stuffed with smashing pics. Flexi long lost.
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