HomePunkThe Clash: “The Magnificent Seven” Carl July 25, 2012 Punk 2 Comments Places to learn about the band are its Facebook page and blog. The two songs that will be recognized by non-fans are Rock the Casbah and London Calling. Here is a bit from the bio from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted the band in 2003: Quite simply, the Clash were among the most explosive and exciting bands in rock and roll history. They played a major role in creating and defining the punk movement. If the short-lived Sex Pistols were glorious nihilists, then the Clash expressed punk’s impassioned political conscience. Their explosive, uptempo punk-rock manifestos were unleashed with pure adrenaline and total conviction.