The Clash ‎– T.V. EP

Not On Label (The Clash) ‎– CTVEP 001
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Unofficial Release


A1 London Calling
A2 Train In Vain
B1 Guns Of Brixton
B2 Clampdown


Studio recordings from the American TV show Friday Night Live 25/4/1980


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August 4, 2020

All performance and majesty of The Clash aside, I was very disappointed with the sound quality of this bootleg, after listening to the videos of the performance on YouTube which sounds pretty good, I assumed there was a good sound quality source for the boot, but instead it sounds like from inside an actual tube instead of what it sounds like on YouTube....


July 29, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

I love how they were playing in the 2nd half of the 16 tons tour - basically from this performance to the end of the tour on 17th June 1980
I much prefer it to the first half of the tour from Jan to March. While the first leg felt sometimes felt like the Clash were trying to be a classic rock band the later half has a confidence, experimentalism and "Clashy-ness" - you can hear Sandinista being born.
This is the best Topper Headon ever sounded. he plays with the power of his heroes Billy Cobham & Tony Thompson
at this point the Clash's music has developed enough that he can stretch out but its early enough that his Heroin addiction is not affecting his playing.
the band are in a great mood and the 4 song setlist is an inspired way of showcasing the 3 vocalists.
Paul ends by cheekily playing a snatch of dixie on his bass

sound quality is pretty good, maybe not the best i've ever heard from this show, it sounds like noise reduction has been added but i have no complaints.

i think this performance is available on the expensive sound system box set in slightly better quality but having it on DVD is not really convenient for me so i prefer this way of enjoying the show


August 24, 2016
Some copies of this bootleg single came in pink vinyl.