Iconic British punk rock band The Clash have not just one new release in store, but two. The first release is a boombox box called Sound System. The box set contains “all of The Clash’s seminal studio albums remastered, three-CD demos, non-album singles, rarities and B-sides, DVD of all videos with unseen footage by Julien Temple and Don Letts, original and newly commissioned Clash fanzines, exclusive poster, dog tags, stickers, badges and more.” The box is due for release on September 10th and is available for pre-order on Amazon and and iTunes.
The second release is a double compilation album called Hits Back, containing 33 classic Clash songs sequenced from their Brixton Fair Deal performance in 1982. There are also eight bonus tracks and a set list handwritten by Joe Strummer. The live album is due out on September 9th, the day before the box set, and pre-orders can be found on Amazon and and iTunes.
The trailers for the new releases can be viewed here.
The Clash released their last album Cut the Crap in 1985 on Epic Records and disbanded in the following year. This was way before many of our readers/followers/editors were even born. Joe Strummer died in 2002.
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