I find The Clash funnier than Lowe does, however. It’s what saves them from being entirely horrible doctrinaire bores. The captions in Before and After alone are quite clever. It’s too bad they didn’t show that side of themselves more often, but I think they were afraid of turning into A Hard Day’s Night or The Monkees TV show if they did.
And “Should I Stay…” is not a representative Clash song (which is why it was a hit.)