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The Clash were one of the most famous punk bands of all time, and helped popularize the genre in the United States by watering it down for radio play along with the Ramones. This is in comparison to the true punk bands like Sex Pistols. An example is the pop-like hit Rock the Casbah. They were obviously phenomenal in Britain as the anarchist punk movement was the latest thing, but they also saw great success in the US in terms of album sales. The Clash were inducted into the Hall of Fame their first year of eligibility. They were inducted by The Edge of U2.

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