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2017 EU reissue on 180g VINYL LP-With hits: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and " Rock the Casbah" = The final album by the Clashs original Strummer/Jones incarnation is also their most inconsistent There were musical and ideological rifts developing w
Release date 14-04-2017(originally released in 1982)
2017 EU reissue on 180g VINYL-The final album by the Clashs original Strummer/Jones incarnation is also their most inconsistent There were musical and ideological rifts developing within the band and it shows the experimentation is almost as wild as Sandanistas and the biggest experiment is heading away from their punk shiftiness and into a commercial rock sound but they seem to be enjoying it less.
The bands stabs at funk and poetry arent terribly successful, but it all came together for two massive hits: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" has the biggest stupidest most perfect riff this side of Louie Louie and " Rock the Casbah" pulls the bands politics finehoned sarcasm and sawtoothed guitar sound into the service of a dancefloor beat Douglas Wolk
A1 Know Your Rights
A2 Car Jamming
A3 Should I Stay Or Should I Go
A4 Rock The Casbah
A5 Red Angel Dragnet
A6 Straight To Hell
B1 Overpowered By Funk
B2 Atom Tan
B3 Sean Flynn
B4 Ghetto Defendant
B5 Inoculated City
B6 Death Is A Star
The 1970s punk movement gave birth to some important bands, but none were more important than The Clash. They pushed and broke musical boundaries, while fusing musical experimentation with a socio-political conscience and it's hard to think of a band before or since that have exerted such universal influence.
Their passionate, political agenda continues to inspire new fans and musicians alike. Indeed, the issues The Clash tackled are as relevant today as they were in the late '70s/early '80s. Dubbed "the only band that matters" in their heyday, the same could be said almost 40 years later.
Originally conceived as a double album, 1982's Combat Rock was edited down to a single together with legendary producer Glyn Johns. Recorded in New York, this album soaked up the atmosphere of the city's vibrant hip-hop and graffiti art scenes, mixing funk, rock, hip-hop and reggae. Combat Rock featured a cameo from beat poet Allen Ginsberg and paid homage to the Scorsese film Taxi Driver. This record was the last to feature the classic Strummer-Jones-Simonon-Headon line-up.
Label: Sony - Legacy
Originally released: 1982
This release: 2017