• The phrase “The Only Group that Matters” was coined by Gary Lucas when he worked for CBS Records as a writer, in reference to the band, The Clash. To wit: “…once upon a time I worked on the advertising supporting the first US releases from The Clash as a writer in CBS Records’ Creative Services Dept., authoring the line “The Only Group That Matters” which was used on various Clash posters and print ad campaigns, and which seems to have stuck in the public consciousness to this day/entered the pop vernacular (probably my most famous ad line–it was quoted by the nerdy brain police/techies in Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
  • Gary also authored the phrase, “Can You Take 12 Inches of ‘British Steel’?” for Judas Priest’s album of the same name.

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