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  • Summary: The official release of The Clash's second performance at Shea Stadium in 1982.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Smart, cocksure and as cosmopolitan as New York itself, Live At Shea Stadium deserves a place amongst the greats.
  2. A worthy addition to the Clash canon. [Nov 2008, p.126]
  3. The passion and power generated by Messrs Strummer, Jones, Simonon and Chimes make the proceedings feel like 10 minutes. [Nov 2008, p.170]
  4. It is, more importantly, a fine record of a dynamic live performance by a hugely influential band who transcended their punk origins.
  5. Live at Shea rather remarkably captures the band conquering the soon-to-be-demolished stadium, turning the cold, sprawling space into a sweaty Brixton club.
  6. The set most vividly captures the Clash's most enduring qualities: the triumphs and tribulations of being populist punks.
  7. It'll no doubt sell by the bucket load; it's one for the completists and dads at Christmas, but first timers looking for an introduction to The Clash should definitely look elsewhere.

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  1. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    8
    Not the best live album I've ever heard, but you can just feel the ecstatic energy from the band and the crowd. It makes you wish you wereNot the best live album I've ever heard, but you can just feel the ecstatic energy from the band and the crowd. It makes you wish you were there, seeing one of the best bands in the world in their prime. Expand