Originally Posted by Matt-a-tat-tat
yup. and the Clash was doing some stuff that Grand Master Flash was doing. Grandmaster Flash: total punk band. Or the Clash: total rap band. ha ha! Seriously. Those guys started out as a full on punk band. Just because it doesn't sound punk doesn't mean it isn't. Perhaps a bit New Wave? (and certainly got a little Folkish on Joshua Tree) but New Wave was born out of? and we all know about Shane MacGowan, right? Listen to Give Em Enough Rope, Sandanista or Combat Rock for that matter. Ya ya I love the Clash. oh ya and UP with Stiff Little Fingers. Now those guys were an Irish punk band!
Sorry about that...I stand corrected.