Miners Union Benefit Gig

Last update - 7 July 2008 - Audio upgraded to 2nd gen - much better

Photo courtesy of
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cdr - full gig very good - Sound 4 - 77min - low? - 23 tracks

cdr - full gig very good - Sound 4+ - 77min - 2nd gen - 23 tracks

One More Time LP - Sound 4 - 42min - tracks 12

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New update - 2nd gen
A cleaner clear upgrade to 2nd gen.

Old Tape
The first night of two successive which aimed at raising money for the miners national strike aimed at toppling the fascist right wing British Government led by 'The Leader' Margaret Thatcher.

The sound on the LP is fractionally better, though the vinyl has some slight surface noise. The vocals are also a touch low in the mix and the sound toward the thin end. The drums, vocals and lead are clear but the bass is virtually lost in the sound.

The LP includes sequentially the first 12 tracks and presumedly it was going to be a double at first?

The sound on the full recording is very good as well.

New Cut the Crap songs are beginning to appear to add to the already Are Your Ready for War, Three Card Trick, The Dictator, Ammunition and We are the Clash from earlier in the year

Added now to the set is the new North and South, Dirty Punk and rare Fingerpoppin, the only known live version and completely different to the studio version. Gone are In the Pouring Rain, Glue Zombie and Sex Mad War.

There is a great version of One More Time at the beginning.

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One More Time
London's Burning
Complete Control
This Is Radio Clash
Spanish Bombs
Rock the Casbah
North and South
Are You Ready for War?
Fingerpoppin
What's My Name
The Dictator
Capital Radio
Broadway
Tommy Gun
We Are the Clash
Career Opportunities
Bankrobber
Three Card Trick
Garageland
Dirty Punk
Ammunition
This Is England
White Riot

Chris Knowles
The Essential Clash Bootleg Bible
includes this gig

Photos & Ticket

NME - 29th Dec 1984
Phoney Clash
A sad night. Fo rall Joe Strummers renewed vigour and smiley culture's...

Any further info / reviews appreciated

Tour Reviews &
Interviews

Vince White's view

Creem Magazine Oct 84
front 1 2 3 4 5 6

Rockerilla Magazine
Jpg scan (Italian) or English text

Recording Cut the Crap

One More Time LP

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One More Time
London Burning
Complete Control
This is Radio Clash
Spanish Bombs
Rock the Casbah
North and South
Are You ready for War
Fingerpoppin
Whats My Name
The Dictator
Capital Radio


Vince White remembers these gigs in The Last days of the Clash, page 187

Dec 6 Academy, Brixton, London
... Striking Miners’ benefit gig
Dec 7 Academy, Brixton, London
... Striking Miners’ benefit gig