The Clash, a band who were so influential in the direction the post punk music would take, the Sandinista set is often dismissed as by many scribes and critics, especially those who hang onto that old maggot of "I only like their first two albums, then they sold out" . . . . what a bunch of old cobblers you wankers, they pushed themselves into totally unchartered waters for the bands of their time . . . .
Introducing all manner of sounds, styles and approaches that were not only foreign to all at the time but, and more importantly, incapable of being made flesh due to the overwhelming mucical ineptitude of most of their contemporaries . . . . not only that, they just loved the bigger picture of the world of music and weren't afraid to embrace a period of insane change, both classical and emergent musical styles, reggae, soul, R+B, country, jazz, the early hip hop/rap stuff . . . . these guys weren't haters, they were ambassadors for peace love and understanding [thanks Declan McManus], and if they were hating, it was directed toward things worthy of contempt and needing change . . . .
Anyway, I won't start myself up, I'm gonna go read Mr Caleb Owens' blog again . . . . such was the impact his spiel has had on me . . . . a bunch of my personal baggage needs to be ditched . . . . or at least tweeked . . . . read it too, then go out and ride, open your eyes a bit wider than before and share some love . . . . it's pretty easy to do when the common link is so bloody strong !!! Forever Two Wheels . . . . not so much of 'fuck the world' . . . . or as Cro put it so simply - "Love to Ride, Ride to Love"