Out of Control Tour
The Clash go Back to Basics - European Tour

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Sound 3.5
2nd gen
24 tracks

Link to Satch's

Not a bad sound again on this, and similar to many of the 84 shows, but not quite as good. The clarity is goodish without being excellent, as is the width of the sound. There is some echo from the taper being a little back, but not a lot. Its also has some slight over amplification as the sound rises. Police & Thieves cuts at 4.02, though a lesser source (that came in orange sleeve below) has a full Police & Thieves. As the song closes out Joe mutters 'Blitzkreig Bop'. Perhaps he thinks its 1978?

Through all this Joes vocals, particularly between tracks comes over loud and very clear. the drums bash away clearish, as does the leadguitars. The bass is there loud if a little blurred.

This gig at Bristol is intense as are all the UK shows from the spring. Are You Ready for War stands out here as a great track.

Several tapes exist. All much the same. The fullest is slightly the inferior. An edited one is a marginal upgrade, though not worth missing the extra tracks.

Please add your comments about this gig. We want newspaper cuttings, memories, memorabillia. We always respond to all correspondence.


London Calling
Safe European Home
Radio Clash
The Dictator
Are Your Ready for War
Guns of Brixton
Rock the Casbah
Sex Mad War
Brand New Cadilac
This is England
Im so Bored with the USA
White Man in Ham Palais
Police and thieves edit
Three Card Trick
I Fought the Law
Tommy Gun
Know your rights
English Civil War
Armagideon Time
White Riot

Please feel free to send us any comments about this gig.
We looking for newspaper cuttings, memories, memorabillia.
We always respond to all correspondence.

NME 10 Sept 83
Mick Jones sacked from Clash

Vince White's view

The Last Crusade
©2005 Chris Knowles

1984 Photos Unknown

Stop Press - Clash Tour Off for Now
The Clash Tour announced two weeks ago is off - for the moment at least. A complete date sheet was due to confirmed this week, minus a London Gig which still had to be confirmed.

Clash Communique
The crazy European Kasbah-Klub with Complete Control. A press release listing all the new tracks the band are playing ahead of their forthcoming European and UK dates.

Feb 5 SFX, Dublin, Ireland cancelled
Feb 6 SFX, Dublin, Ireland cancelled
Feb 7 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland cancelled
Feb 8 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland cancelled
Feb 10 Barrowlands, Glasgow
Feb 11 Manchester Apollo
Feb 12 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Feb 13 Bristol, Colston Hall
Feb 16 Drammen, Norway
Feb 17 Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 19 Dusseldorf, West Germany
Feb 21 Deinze, Belgium
Feb 22 Zenith, Paris, France
this gig never took place. the band were scheduled to play Espace Ballad on the 23rd Feb. but this had to be re-sheduled to March 1st as a national lorry drivers strike blocked the trucks carrying the gear at Calais. Tickets stubs however stiff carry the 23rd date for a price of 80F which would have been about £6 at the time.
Feb 25 Bern Festhalle
Feb 27 Milan, Palasport
Feb 28 Milan Palasport
Mar 1 Paris Espace Ballard,
Mar 3 Edinburgh Playhouse,
Mar 4 Blackburn King Georges
Mar 5 Liverpool Royal Court
Mar 6 Portsmouth Guildhall
Mar 8 London Brixton Academy
Mar 9 London Brixton Academy
Mar 10 London Brixton Academy
Mar 12 Belfast Ulster Hall, N Ireland
Mar 13 Dublin SFX Hall, Rep Ireland
Mar 14 Dublin SFX Hall, Rep Ireland
Mar 16 London Brixton Academy
Mar 17 London Brixton Academy