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Old 03-10-2010, 19:23
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Old 04-10-2010, 00:08
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Yes, but they have not sold as many albums as The Clash nor have they ever achieved the same level of success The Clash gained internationally, particularly in the States. The Clash actually 'broke' in the US and save for a handful British bands, this rarely happens. They also sold out stadiums in the States back in the early 80's, the Manics can barely pull in 2,000 people to one gig in NYC.

I get what you're trying to say and for the most part, I agree, but comparing the Manics to The Clash's success isn't completely accurate even if it seems fairly cut and dry.
Did the Clash really sell out stadiums though? There's always been much said of The Clash playing Shea Stadium, but it has to be kept in mind that it was actually as support for The Who, rather than their own gig. I've always assumed that as this is the only Clash stadium gig that people mention, it means they never actually topped a stadium bill themselves.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:45
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Would have been the number,one Album easy this week 'thats the way it crumbles cookie wise'xx
Well they (Sony, the band etc) fucked it up from my point of view as I bought the album the week after release because thats when I (and most other people) get paid!

Back on topic, is anyone else a bit dissappointed that they haven't utilised Twitter more since the tour started? I was hoping for a few rehearsal tidbits, some back stage/crowd photos at the very least. Missed opportunity by the band I think.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:25
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Did the Clash really sell out stadiums though? There's always been much said of The Clash playing Shea Stadium, but it has to be kept in mind that it was actually as support for The Who, rather than their own gig. I've always assumed that as this is the only Clash stadium gig that people mention, it means they never actually topped a stadium bill themselves.
They did sell a fucking lot a tickets for gigs at Bonds in New York though, I think the two things get confused.
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Old 04-10-2010, 19:35
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Well they (Sony, the band etc) fucked it up from my point of view as I bought the album the week after release because thats when I (and most other people) get paid!

Back on topic, is anyone else a bit dissappointed that they haven't utilised Twitter more since the tour started? I was hoping for a few rehearsal tidbits, some back stage/crowd photos at the very least. Missed opportunity by the band I think.
people getting paid has bugger all to do with it ..its those darned saturday shoppers buying rubbish! As for twitter ...they pissed about with it for the album launch and there were a fair few fuck ups...mebbe they think twittering around gig time is jinxed!
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Old 04-10-2010, 21:23
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They did sell a fucking lot a tickets for gigs at Bonds in New York though, I think the two things get confused.
True, but I'm sure one of the various Clash books or maybe The Future Remains Unwritten says that the capacity of Bonds wasn't really all THAT big in the first place.

Hmmm, why am I trying to play down the popularity of my third favourite band?
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Old 04-10-2010, 21:45
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Old 04-10-2010, 23:47
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I ain't going to run through 108 pages of this thread to find out so I'll just ask: is it Nicky that updates this twitter or is it some tech guy at Sony?
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Old 05-10-2010, 00:15
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I ain't going to run through 108 pages of this thread to find out so I'll just ask: is it Nicky that updates this twitter or is it some tech guy at Sony?
from what i gather he texts sean who then makes the intarwebzz work
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Old 05-10-2010, 00:16
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it's just texted straight to twitter, isn't it?
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Old 05-10-2010, 00:24
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Old 05-10-2010, 00:40
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That's cool at least they come from Nick. There's not a whole lot to look at though, usually just posting lyrics.

Nice to see he's following FD
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:04
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:26
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I could probably name about 10 people who've been on X Factor and had big hits,
Sorry I read this line wrong...
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:34
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