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1977
Back on this day 25 years ago............WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th 1977
1977
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The Clash looking overjoyed at 25 quid a week! - (Don't Care colection)The Clash sign for CBS records (woldwide) today after giving Polydor the runaround. Polydor records must be feeling unloved with the Pistols and now The Clash slipping through their fingers. Clash manager Bernie Rhodes,The Clash thank Bernie for such a bad deal! the arch rival of McLaren and the only other Punk manager who has come close to McLaren's wheeler dealings with the eager record companies, has only gone and broke the bank as far as punk deals go. He's secured a massive deal worth £100,000 for six albums. But would CBS's promises of 'complete control' for the band be acknowledged?...only timer will tell? Well that was the small print what matters now is Joe Strummer and the boys can join Rotten and co. on £25 quid a week wages from now on. The first Clash record is due in 8 weeks time. The record breaking signing news wasn't seen by all as big label committment to the punk scene. Mark P. of Sniffin Glue wasn't particularly enthralled....but he too knew where his bread was buttered....
"I reckon we should stay independent and forget about record companies that had their glory in the swingin sixties...except when they save SG7 from the graveyard by paying £60 for their page ad" - Mark P. (Sniffin Glue)



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