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Live at Shea Stadium based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The album opens with Kosmo Vinyl, a long time associate and sometime manager of The Clash, who introduces the band. Then frontman, Joe Strummer, comes in with his "welcome to the Casbah Club" before playing the first song.
The energy of this album can not only be heard by the band itself, but from the audience as well. On The Essential Clash dvd we see that Shea Stadium is in fact a quite large out door venue, but there is no need for walls to hold in the cheers from the audience. At the end of each song, the applause goes for miles.
For all those British punk lovers out there, or anyone who's passionate about music, I'd highly reccommend this album. If you close your eyes while listening to this you can almost see these kings of punk rock tear it up on stage.
The Clash have also released another live album, From Here To Eternity, which is also very good. Their Complete Control, Straight To Hell, and (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais performances are the reason why I prefer this live album to Live At Shea, but that's only because those songs are a few personal favorites.
Their Magnificent Seven (Return) is brilliant; really unexpected, keeps you on your toes; a very typical Clash thing.
This album also has live performances that have never been on any other ablum or dvd, such as Spanish Bombs and Police On My Back. They were very good at mixing their hits with their lesser-known (but still very good!!) songs, able to please both their fans and their major fans.
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This is a great recording of the Clash at their very best. It was a long wait, but finally we can listen to some of their top songs with the freshness of a live concert!!