Hard-Fi team up with punk legends in Nashville

The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite covered at JD Set legendary Mash

Hard-Fi teamed up with Mick Jones‘ band Carbon/Silicon to cover songs by The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite in Nashville tonight (April 12).

The bands got together onstage during Hard-Fi‘s encore at the gig on Bar-B-Q Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s distillery. The show was part of the company’s yearly ‘Legendary Mash’ event.

After sets from both acts, the old pals all teamed up onstage for the finale, which saw them tackle a song by each group (Carbon/Silicon‘s ‘Why Do Men Fight?’ and Hard-Fi‘s ‘Stars Of CCTV’) before getting to grips with two of Jones‘ most famous songs.


First up was ‘E=MC2’, a 1986 hit for Big Audio Dynamite, and a song regularly covered by Hard-Fi. Next up was the finale of The Clash‘s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, a hit in the UK in 1982 and then again in 1991, when it went to Number One.

Jones had also joined Hard-Fi onstage to sing the song at their Shockwaves NME Awards show at KOKO in London back in February.

Speaking after the show, Jones told NME.COM he “loved” playing with Hard-Fi, stating: “It’s a west London thing, they’re good boys.”

Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer added: “It’s living a childhood dream, because The Clash were one of the main reasons I got into all this.”

Carbon/Silicon guitarist Tony James was celebrating his 50th birthday, and revealed his longtime friend Jones had bought him a barrel of Jack Daniel’s to celebrate.

Hard-Fi‘s set was:


‘Middle Eastern Holiday’

‘You And Me’

‘Tied Up Too Tight’

‘Can’t Get Along (Without You)’

‘I Shall Overcome’


‘Better Do Better’

‘Little Angel’

‘Suburban Knights’

‘Cash Machine’

‘We Need Love’

‘Hard To Beat’

‘Living For The Weekend’

‘Why Do Men Fight?’

‘Stars Of CCTV’


‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’

For more on the JD Set Legendary Mash, go to thejdset.co.uk.