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.