The legal stuff: This site is not officially connected with The Clash nor does it reflect the views of The Clash. It does reflect the views of someone who happens to really likes The Clash which is good as you probably rather like them as well. It may partially reflect the views of The Clash at times or perhaps be the opposite. I am not in contact with members of The Clash.
The writer of this blog is not connected to any members of The Clash except to say he has a huge amount of respect for all they achieved, nor am I connected with CBS Records or Sony/Legacy in any way except for the fact that they’ve taken much of my money to then own music by The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite and Sony still haven’t sent me a Sound System box set, Bastards!
At times the site won’t always be about The Clash but about other things that I want to talk about both here and on the news site. This site may at times piss you off or make you want to leave comments, that’s why comments are allowed. If you like The Clash and the blog please tell others about it.
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Please do not reproduce any part of this site without permission, I’ll usually grant permission. Don’t reproduce entire posts via RSS feeds as I will find you out and you won’t get to grow up and calm down.
About The Clash Blog: Where do I begin? The original idea was to create a site that essentially acted much like the fanzines that were synonymous in the early days of punk and try to create an online equivalent the advantage being that the website would be a two-way street for communication.
Oh…and if you’re looking to sell products that would appeal to fans of The Clash on The Clash Blog Shop please contact me to learn about affiliate opportunities on the site. I cannot guarantee all merchandise will be featured.
The blog began in June of 2009 is now past 1,200 posts in January of 2014 and has had more than a million visits. I began the site because I’m a fan, I’ll always be a fan and I saw room for a site where fans would gather in hopefully a more entertaining place than a forum or a traditional site. I try and post almost every day, I seek out news views and opinions that relate to The Clash and each of the members of the band. We’ve managed to build a pretty healthy community via the blog of Clash fans from every corner of the globe and we communicate about Clash events and news stories in addition to looking backward when needed. This site is a mixture of stories that are fresh and also recurring features on the blog such as:
Clash Landmarks | Clash Events | The Clashcast – A Clash podcast | Westway Traffic | Lost in the Supermarket | Landmarks | Video Clash
I hope to add a forum and perhaps a trading house for rare or interesting Clash items. I’m always looking for other suggestions for the site so contact me here or via the contact page, or jump onto Twitter. Please know I love it when you comment on the posts, helps me keep my sanity and many of you know as much or more about this brilliant band as myself.
To email me : TIM*AT*THE CLASHBLOG.COM
I conceived this site as a labour of love and it takes up a lot of my time, if you ever want to buy me a coffee to keep me blogging/say thanks you certainly can. Incidentally, I’m Tim and my Mum says I apparently wanted to be called Malcolm (?) as a nipper…right up until The Clash…then I wished I was named Mick and sometimes still do. If you were named Tim you’d understand.
I’m from just outside London and lived in Southgate, Central London, Shepherds Bush (you can probably guess why) and then Chiswick, Acton and Ealing. I now live in the States in San Diego (wonderful town) with Kim, her two kids plus a dog and a cat. This followed stints in Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix which is hot and pretty shit. My passion for the band and new music has never waned, and with the exception of Arsenal FC nothing rivals my interest as much. (Except my girlfriend but that doesn’t make for much of a website)
It’s funny – through Facebook people I’ve not spoken to since I was 16 have found me and the first memory they share is ‘You were mad about The Clash’. Guilty I suppose and over the years since I stayed loyal. I’m a lifelong music fan, I don’t proclaim to have limitless expertise about the subject matter but I do have the zeal to make this website the starting point for any Clash fan. I hope that you, the community become part of creating that site. I’ll look to provide quality Clash research and also talk about bands I’ve loved in the intervening 30 years. More to follow…but most importantly thanks for being part of this…and reading my thoughts. Tim
Self Promotion bit: If you are interested I sometimes write over at World Service Bulletins about music, society, blogging, culture or whatever is on my mind. I now offer a full range of consulting and writing services ranging from blog writing & training, content writing, SEO campaigns, social media campaigns, WordPress training (this site is WordPress) and more – each very affordable and designed to help your website or blog increase traffic and ranking. I can help your blog and you’d be helping the Clash Blogger. More details are on the World Service Bulletins site. I also offer discounts for referrals via The Clash Blog if you know anyone who might need these services.
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