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Terry Chimes states his case – interview

Maybe Terry Chimes never was a perfect fit for The Clash. As some commented under my interview with him, published last week, by The Clash blog – his right-wing politics may never have harmonised with the thinking of the rest of the band members or Bernard Rhodes.  However, after interviewing the man I could certainly sense some regret at turning his back on ‘the only band that matters’. It may have worked out the way it was supposed to and Terry made the right decision for himself at the time, but he is still allowed to wonder what might have happened if he had stayed on. Perhaps he would have grounded the band (and Joe!) and Mick would have never been kicked out. Maybe they would have made a few more hardcore punk albums. Maybe they wouldn’t have become so fragmented and burnt out leading to their self-destruction. We will never know but it is certainly interesting to imagine.

I’ve collated the interview links here – part one and part two. Enjoy!

The Clash with Chimes

The Clash with Chimes

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About Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Herpreet Kaur Grewal is a newspaper-trained journalist, editor and commentator. She formerly wrote and edited a section for the social policy and politics magazine Regeneration & Renewal. She has worked for The Times of London and her articles have featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Express. She specialises in social deprivation issues, gender, human rights , arts and culture.

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