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

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio
good sound, some flaws
Sound 3.5
58min
2gen
17 tracks
This copy came direct from the originally circulated tape.

Interview with Paul
2min
Wanted

Link to Satch's

Quite a decent sound on this one. This copy came direct from the originally circulated tape. It has some noise and slight distortion. But a good all round audience sound to it as well that makes for enjoyable listening.

Video
9min
Backstage interview and news piece
Backstage interview primarily woith Joe but all 5 band members present. This lasts about 5minutes before cutting to some old footage.

to follow

The review does not come from a magazine called "kopia". It's a xerox ("copy") from a newspaper.

The band was interviewed for the only rock programme on the country's only TV station; I remember Joe Strummer saying that he'd watched MTV, but he hadn't heard the great song that made him run to the record store: "Oh I gotta get this one". They refused to be filmed for the broadcast, so a live clip of "Should I stay or should I go" (featuring Mick Jones, a point that was not lost on the veejay) was broadcast instead.

Anders - Norway

Drammen 84 - Kopia Review
translation


The new Clash sounds great. Joe Strummer did the right thing when he kicked Mick Jones out of the band. The new Clash are better than ever, they are heavier, has more speed and more passion.

The european tour started of to a crowd of 5000 chair throwing Norwiegans but the wildest of them all was Joe Strummer who at the last song throw himself from an amplifier with blood and a bump on the head as a result. Then the reviwer goes on with more info that the new Clash are better than ever with the new guys in the band.

Only Paul Simonons harmonica version of Guns of Brixton get’s the thumbs down. The new songs are difficult to judge after just one listen but the reviewer thinks the new songs are going back to old fashion rock ’n’ roll. Joe gets the last word in the review – The Clash gets’s better with each gig, we just has to give it all on stage.

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London Calling
Safe European Home
Know Your Rights
Glue Zombie
Rock the Casbah
Clash City Rockers
Are You Ready for War?
The Guns Of Brixton
This Is Radio Clash
The Dictator
This Is England
Brand New Cadillac
Janie Jones
I Fought the Law
Clampdown
I'm SoBored With the USA
White Riot

'Kopia' - gig review

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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