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Clash Bites Apple

Van Gosse, Melody Maker, 29 September 1979

FIRST time here, in February, the Clash were merely grand. The energy was awesome but the music was more volume than anything else; in the end it was just oatervating. This time round the band is tighter, fiercer and the dynamics are much more varied. Best of all, six of the 22 songs are new and these, all reggae-based, were more powerful and musically interesting than anything the Clash had yet done, eclipsing the redundancies of the last album.

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