Clash on Broadway
is a fine triple-disc, 63-song box set covering the Clash
's entire career. Although there are very few rarities, it does include all of the band's important songs, including cuts that were only available on EPs, singles, and B-sides. As a result, it's a useful box set even for dedicated fans, presenting the band's evolution in a logical fashion. Nevertheless, compilations don't always suit the Clash well because The Clash
and London Calling
were powerful individual works in their own right, and hearing them cut up in this fashion alters their impact. Even so, for anyone looking for one set illustrating why the Clash were a great, important, and influential band, Clash on Broadway
explains exactly why.