I just had a huge outburst of love for this amazing, classic band that innovated punk music and continues to influence music to this day. In case, for some crazy reason you don’t know who The Clash is, or aren’t sure of certain details…

  • The Clash was formed in 1976.
  • They’re a punk band, but also a total shit mix of other genres including ska, reggae, funk and rockabilly.
  • The Clash originally consisted of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Nicky Headon.
  • The band broke up in 1986, ten years after they formed.
  • They made 6 studio albums: The Clash, Give ‘Em Enough Rope, London Calling, Sandinista!, Combat Rock & Cut the Crap.
  • Lead singer Joe Strummer died unexpectedly in 2002 from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

There, if you didn’t before… you know enough now to at least sound cool at parties. 😉