Monday, October 6, 2008

The Clash: Live At Shea Stadium

We're not really sure how we feel about this: on the one hand, it's always great to see live releases get a quality mastering job in the studio, and The Clash's live catalogue is better than most. What more, with Joe Strummer headed on to the next world, we'll take anything we can get. But this show, really? The Shea Stadium gig was a) an opening set for The Who, b) missing Topper Headon on drums, and c) when the band was openly feuding and on their last legs. Don't get us wrong: the disc is probably still ten times better than most CD's you could spend your money on. But that being said, couldn't they have picked a better gig to give the reissue treatment?

The Clash: Live At Shea Stadium is out tomorrow. And, yes, We'll still be buying it. Argh.