Are These The 10 Greatest Clash Songs?

Last November we asked, “What Are the Most Essential Clash Tracks?

These seem to be the most popular, per the commenters:

“Somebody Got Murdered,” “Straight to Hell,” “This Is Radio Clash”


“Janie Jones”

“Spanish Bombs”

“White Riot” > “White Man…” >”Complete Control” > “Janie Jones”

“Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad”

“Guns of Brixton”

Editor’s Note: Over the spring and summer of 2014 we experimented with the PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight feature, highlighting reader suggestions for great songs worth featuring. One contributor’s infectious enthusiasm and good nature won us over. He’s since expanded his music recommendations to a series of list-article-mix tapes. Now in this daily feature we’re going to start drawing from his lists (and growing an archive of them) to discuss the songs and artists included. 

Updated plan for 2015: the songs from Allston’s lists will each serve as the basis for musical debates. Just as in the morning we’ll weigh one classical composer against another, in the afteroon we’ll do the same with the 20th century’s rock ‘n’ roll and other popular music genres. From now on, each Rock-Out will feature at least 2 tracks (often more!) pitted head-to-head with with encouragement for dialogue about them. Each afternoon weigh in on behalf of your favorite artists, bands, and songs. Also offer your own suggestions for who should be featured next and what mix-tape lists you want to see next in Allston’s fun series. Who should be included next? What ideas do you have for music or other culture or lifestyle ideas you’d like to see discussed at PJ Lifestyle? Get in touch DaveSwindlePJM AT or @DaveSwindle on Twitter.

Here’s Allston’s archive so far, but he’s got more list-mix-tapes in the works:


The War Music Series

By Artist and Band

By Decade and Era

By Genre

By Instrument



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