The Clash : rebels with a cause
The rebellious actions and politicized lyrics of The Clash has set them apart as one of the influential rock bands ever. Many of The Clash's songs focus not only on life in Great Britain during the 1970s and 1980s, but later in their career they went far beyond English shores. Their later albums, Sandinista! and Combat Rock criticize such issues as the war in Vietnam, and their support for the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. I hope to write a concise history of The Clash and analyze their politically driven songs and the social setting that gave rise to them.