Wednesday, April 4, 2007

You Mean The Clash Used To Live in Austin?

Rabid Cat Records churned out a lot of good alternative music that represented Austin in the 1980s. Bands like Offenders, Scratch Acid, and Texas Instruments were in their catalog. You could pick up a record with the frothing cat logo on it and know that it was gonna be good. Not For Sale's bright red 7-inch record was a shining gem in the catalog of this famed Austin record label. There are faint glimpses of The Clash in War Economy and it makes one wonder if this is the music that Joe Strummer and Mick Jones would have played had they been born in Austin.

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