Why Mets Fans Are Inevitably Cooler Than You





The Yankees may have all the rings, the Cubs have the "curse" and Red Sox nation has Buckner, but there is one thing that the Mets have that no other team can boast. They're soon-to-be ex-home, Shea Stadium, is often (and officially by VH1) revered as the most hallowed rock venue in the US.


Most of you should already know about the Beatles first stepping onto US soil for a performance at Shea (video promo below), but the biggest names in rock - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Police, Grand Funk, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Janis Joplin - have all played the Flushing staple since it first opened it's doors in 1964.

One such performance that many might not remember however, is The Clash from October 13th, 1982. The main reason people overlook this performance is because The Clash - at the time touring in support of Combat Rock - were actually opening for the Who on what was supposed to be their "farewell" tour. Long bootlegged and sought after by collectors, the Clash's performance at New York's Shea Stadium has been released today on Legacy Recordings. There was a PBS special and DVD released earlier in the year that highlights footage from the show, and although nothing dedicated solely to the performance seems to exist, there is this nice promo for the album that features interview clips and live footage.





The Clash Live At Shea Stadium Track Listings
01. London Calling
02. Police On My Back
03. The Guns of Brixton
04. Tommy Gun
05. Magnificent 7
06. Armagideon Time
07. Magnificent 7 (Return)
08. Rock The Casbah
09. Train In Vain
10. Career Opportunities
11. Spanish Bombs
12. Clampdown
13. English Civil War
14. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
15. I Fought The Law

The Beatles At Shea Stadium


The Clash
Legacy Recordings

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Why Mets Fans Are Inevitably Cooler Than You