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January 1980

January 1980

by CREEM ADMIN on January 01, 1980

JANUARY 1980 

AIN’T GOT NO PH.D

Dear CREEM: 
I feel like a real idiot. I mean, the Clash is one of my all-time favorite groups, and I don’t even know what most of their songs are about. I am constantly reading articles and record reviews telling me that “The Clash is the greatest record in the history of rock and roll because they have described our times with more clarity than Rod Stewart’s underwear, and blah blah blah … ” 
I DON’T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS!!! I mean, their music … IT’S FUCKING GREAT!!! But that doesn’t seem to be important, does it? Like, I’m supposed to have some sort of college degree on what Clash lyrics mean, y’know? What am I going to do? All my Rolling Stone-reading friends are getting suspicious! 
Thank you for your precious time, 
I wouldn’t waste it like this if it were mine! 
(oh god look, I made a rhyme!) 
AN ELWOOD PLEEBIS MEMBER 
San Juan Bautista, CA
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