Friday, 17 August 2018

The Clash - This Is Dub Clash (2000)

Following on from the 'Kingston Calling' post, the logical next step is collating the dub versions of tracks from that album. This is a collection put together and pressed up on vinyl in the late 90's, which contained six dub remixes of Clash songs, and which was expanded for a CD release in 2000 by adding a further eight tracks. This took the running time to one hour and thirteen minutes, which I felt was a bit too long, so I looked at what was included, and removed a couple of tracks that weren't actually by The Clash - Futura 2000's 'The Escapades Of Futura 2000' and Mikey Dread's 'Radio One' - and I also deleted 'Outside Broadcast / Radio 5' and 'Mensforth Dub' , neither of which I felt were entirely successful, leaving a more palatable 46 minute album. We've already established that 'The Magnificent Seven' is not really a reggae song, but it really does lend itself extremely well to a dub treatment, and so the album opens with the superb 'The Magnificent Dance', and in a similar vein it also includes a dub version of 'Rock The Casbah', in 'Mustapha Dance'. If you want to hear the full CD album then it's not too difficult to find on the net.

Track listing

01 The Magnificent Dance
02 Justice Tonight / Kick It Over
03 Robber Dub
04 The Cool Out
05 One More Dub
06 Version Pardner
07 Mustapha Dance
08 Silicone On Sapphire
09 Return To Brixton (SW2 Dub)



  1. hi. feel stupid but how do i DL this? everything I click on zippy just spams my mac? awesome blog here afraid i'm going to spend all day on it lol. thnks

    1. When it happens to me I close the spam and on the third attempt it usually works. Sometimes it works first time, so don't know why sometimes it spams.