i don't hate them by any means, i actually have their first 4 albums and there are a few songs that i really like. however, for the most part, i'm indifferent to them. i understand their place in rock history, but...
that's funny because i think Combat Rock as a whole is one of their lamer efforts.
I love the Clash. At times in my life, I have love-LOVED The Clash.
I agree, side 2 of combat rock is unlistenable as is 80% of Sandinista, but still, the Clash are probably my favourite band of all time. Discovering the Clash at age 13 turned me in a whole other direction... away from metal.