Nowadays The Clash are hailed as one of the most important British bands of their era, but it wasn’t always that way. To coincide with pop-up shop and exhibition of Clash memorabilia (Black Market Clash, open in Soho next week), we decided to go on a punk rock nostalgia kick too.
We trawled the Time Out archives to find out how their records went down at the time – and the results aren’t always as you’d expect. From a snarky write-up of their debut single ‘White Riot’ in 1977’s summer of punk to an unusually upbeat review of the band’s poorly-received final album, here's how Time Out tackled The Clash…
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