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BeatTips MusicStudy: The Clash – “Armagideon Time”

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Rhythm and Drum Lessons, via The Clash

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

The Clash. What an incredible group. An amalgamation of punk, ska, and reggae, their music was edgy and to the point, yet smooth and well thought out. Here in this video, The Clash are past their harder punk days. With “Armagideon Time,” see The Clash yielding a sound that features a much more polished—yet still aggressive—rhythm. This is one song that helped me a great deal with programming drum frameworks.

The music and video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.

The Clash – “Armagideon Time” (live 1979)


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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album ‘The Best of Times.’ Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual