The Clash were certainly one of the most important bands of the last century particularly for the way in which they incorporated black music into their punk palette. Punk fans will find plenty to get excited about in the early hits such as '(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais' and 'Complete Control' which were well above the average dated, immature punk fare on offer at the time. In this oddly non-chronological compilation these tracks are on side 2 with the ending taken up by excerpts from their most important and influential album, 'London Calling'. On this album, The Clash hit true form with classics like 'London Calling' itself, the menacing 'Guns Of Brixton' and the recently heard 'Rock The Casbah' (battered to death by Will Smith at the turn of the Millenium) whilst 'Spanish Bombs', 'Bank Robber' and 'Clampdown' retain a great ear for a punk tune without losing touch of their politically-charged musical agenda. All in all it's a very good story but it's unlikely there will be a Volume 2.