The Clash: Influences

The Clash: Influences

The Clash started out as a slash-and-burn punk band trying to free UK rock from the influence of classic groups like The Beatles. As the band developed their sound, they displayed a wide range of influences, from reggae and rockabilly, to R&B and garage rock. As The Clash entered their Top 40 tenure in the '80s, they continued to incorporate other genres, including early American hip-hop.

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