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Published on January 5th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


Special Clash photographic exhibit coming to Toronto

On February 20, 1979, a pre-London Calling Clash rolled into Toronto for their first-ever Canadian date. Bussing in from New York where they’d just played the Palladium three nights earlier, the band set up at the Rex Danforth Theatre.

Here’s the set list from that night.

  1. I’m So Bored with the USA
  2. Guns on the Room
  3. Jail Guitar Doors
  4. Drug-Stabbing Time
  5. Tommy Gun
  6. City of the Dead
  7. Career Opportunities
  8. Clash City Rockers
  9. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
  10. English Civil War
  11. Stay Free
  12. Police and Thieves
  13. Capital Radio
  14. Janie Jones
  15. Garageland
  16. Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad
  17. Complete Control
  18. London’s Burning
  19. White Riot

With the 40th anniversary of that gig looming, there’s a photographic exhibition set for the The Library at Pape and Danforth in Toronto.

Clash on the Danforth is a multimedia experience that will feature everyone from photos, artifacts, and even cassettes from the era. Might be a nice place to celebrate International Clash Day, which is an actual official day in Toronto.

Read more here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One Response to Special Clash photographic exhibit coming to Toronto

  1. Sammy Smith says:

    WTF is Guns On The Room? Is it a cover? Never heard it before.

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