Search Results for:

THE CLASH

The Clash

Combat Rock / The People's Hall

    Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. Now re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition and a 2CD special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash.

    Having returned to London following their pivotal 17-show residency at New York’s Bond’s Casino in 1981, the band rehearsed and recorded at The People’s Hall in the squatted Republic of Frestonia near Latimer Road in London and from there they embarked on a tour of the East and South East Asia, during which the album sleeve image was captured by Pennie Smith in Thailand.

    The tracks on ‘The People’s Hall’ chart the period from what was their last single Radio Clash right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks.


    TRACK LISTING

    Combat Rock - SIDE A
    Know Your Rights
    Car Jamming
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    Rock The Casbah
    Red Angel Dragnet
    Straight To Hell
    Combat Rock - SIDE B
    Overpowered By Funk
    Atom Tan
    Sean Flynn
    Ghetto Defendant
    Inoculated City
    Death Is A Star
    The People’s Hall - SIDE A
    Outside Bonds
    Radio Clash
    Futura 2000
    The People’s Hall - SIDE B
    First Night Back In London
    Radio One - Mikey Dread
    He Who Dares Or Is Tired*
    Long Time Jerk
    The Fulham Connection [aka The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too]
    The People’s Hall - SIDE C
    Midnight To Stevens
    Sean Flynn
    Idle In Kangaroo Court
    Know Your Rights*
    NB: SIDE D IS BLANK

    *Previously Unreleased

    The Clash & Ranking Roger

    Rock The Casbah / Red Angel Dragnet - 2022 Reissue

      The Clash’s collaborations with the late Ranking Roger receive their first ever official release with this two-track black 7” limited edition vinyl. It finds the legendary frontman of The Beat infusing ‘Red Angel Dragnet’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’ with his exuberant, high-energy toasting.

      The Clash

      Combat Rock - 2022 Reissue

        Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. 

        TRACK LISTING

        SIDE A
        Know Your Rights
        Car Jamming
        Should I Stay Or Should I Go
        Rock The Casbah
        Red Angel Dragnet
        Straight To Hell
        SIDE B
        Overpowered By Funk
        Atom Tan
        Sean Flynn
        Ghetto Defendant
        Inoculated City
        Death Is A Star

        The Clash

        London Calling: The Scrapbook

          When The Clash’s third studio album London Calling was released in the winter of 1979, it was clear that the band had made an instant classic, an era-defining masterpiece that stands as one of rock's all-time greatest albums.

          The album is a hugely compelling melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice, with lyrics which remain completely relevant today.

          The London Calling Scrapbook is a 120-page hardback companion to the album, of previously unseen archive material, lyric notes, and other exclusive memorabilia, packaged alongside the iconic album itself.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. London Calling
          2. Train In Vain
          3. Brand New Cadillac
          4. Jimmy Jazz
          5. Hateful Rudie Can't Fail
          6. Spanish Bombs
          7. Lost In The Supermarket
          8. The Right Profile
          9. Clampdown
          10. The Guns Of Brixton
          11. Death Or Glory
          12. Wrong 'Em Boyo
          13. Koka Kola
          14. The Card Cheat
          15. Lover's Rock
          16. Four Horsemen
          17. I'm Not Down
          18. Revolution Rock

          The Clash

          London Calling: Special Sleeve

            When The Clash’s third studio album London Calling was released in the winter of 1979, it was clear that the band had made an instant classic, an era-defining masterpiece that stands as one of rock's all-time greatest albums. The album is a hugely compelling melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice, with lyrics which remain completely relevant. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Martin says: fter the so-so 'Give 'Em Enough Rope', the Clash came back the following year with a double album bursting with fresh ideas (punk, reggae, jazz, rockabilly, ska!) underpinned by amazing songwriting... there's not a duff track on here. Not just a post-punk classic, a classic full stop. Mind-blowing at the time, this is now simply seen as one of the greatest records ever made. Both LP and CD come in special clear slip case printed with Ray Lowry’s artwork, which can be removed to reveal the Pennie Smith photo below.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. London Calling
            2. Train In Vain
            3. Brand New Cadillac
            4. Jimmy Jazz
            5. Hateful Rudie Can't Fail
            6. Spanish Bombs
            7. Lost In The Supermarket
            8. The Right Profile
            9. Clampdown
            10. The Guns Of Brixton
            11. Death Or Glory
            12. Wrong 'Em Boyo
            13. Koka Kola
            14. The Card Cheat
            15. Lover's Rock
            16. Four Horsemen
            17. I'm Not Down
            18. Revolution Rock

            The Clash

            Combat Rock

              "On the surface of things, Combat Rock appears to be a retreat from the sprawling stylistic explorations of London Calling and Sandinista! The pounding arena rock of "Should I Stay or Should I Go" makes the Clash sound like an arena rock band, and much of the album boasts a muscular, heavy sound courtesy of producer Glyn Johns. But things aren't quite that simple. Combat Rock contains heavy flirtations with rap, funk, and reggae, and it even has a cameo by poet Allen Ginsberg - if this album is, as it has often been claimed, the Clash's sellout effort, it's a very strange way to sell out. Even with the infectious, dance-inflected new wave pop of "Rock the Casbah" leading the way, there aren't many overt attempts at crossover success, mainly because the group is tearing in two separate directions. Mick Jones wants the Clash to inherit the Who's righteous arena rock stance, and Joe Strummer wants to forge ahead into black music. The result is an album that is nearly as inconsistent as Sandinista!, even though its finest moments -- "Should I Stay or Should I Go," "Rock the Casbah," "Straight to Hell" - illustrate why the Clash were able to reach a larger audience than ever before with the record." - Allmusic.

              The Clash

              The Clash - Vinyl Edition

                Classic debut LP from '77. Every track is a punk anthem – sub 3 minute, 3-chord blasts of adrenalin fuelled fury. The foot is down hard on the accelerator from the opening "She's in love with rock'n'roll woah...." But where the Sex Pistols “Never Mind The Bollocks” was all about the punk rock ethos of snarling attitude and not being able to play their instruments, The Clash had songs and melody, to go with the attitude. The songs are anthemic, but not in a ‘lighter’s in the air’ way, they’re charged with a nervy, vital energy that’s helped them stand the test of time. They sound as relevant today as they did (almost) 40 years ago!

                TRACK LISTING

                Side 1
                1. Janie Jones
                2. Remote Control
                3. I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.
                4. White Riot
                5. Hate & War
                6. What's My Name
                7. Deny
                8. London's Burning

                Side 2
                1. Career Opportunities
                2. Cheat
                3. Protex Blue
                4. Police & Thieves
                5. 48 Hours
                6. Garageland

                The Clash

                London Calling - 2013 Remastered Edition

                  "Give 'Em Enough Rope, for all of its many attributes, was essentially a holding pattern for the Clash, but the double-album London Calling is a remarkable leap forward, incorporating the punk aesthetic into rock & roll mythology and roots music. Before, the Clash had experimented with reggae, but that was no preparation for the dizzying array of styles on London Calling. There's punk and reggae, but there's also rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock; and while the record isn't tied together by a specific theme, its eclecticism and anthemic punk function as a rallying call. While many of the songs -- particularly "London Calling," "Spanish Bombs," and "The Guns of Brixton" - are explicitly political, by acknowledging no boundaries the music itself is political and revolutionary. But it is also invigorating, rocking harder and with more purpose than most albums, let alone double albums. Over the course of the record, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones (and Paul Simonon, who wrote "The Guns of Brixton") explore their familiar themes of working-class rebellion and antiestablishment rants, but they also tie them in to old rock & roll traditions and myths, whether it's rockabilly greasers or "Stagger Lee," as well as mavericks like doomed actor Montgomery Clift. The result is a stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded." - Allmusic.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Disc 1:
                  1. London Calling
                  2. Brand New Cadillac
                  3. Jimmy Jazz
                  4. Hateful
                  5. Rudie Can't Fail
                  6. Spanish Bombs
                  7. The Right Profile
                  8. Lost In The Supermarket
                  9. Clampdown
                  10. The Guns Of Brixton

                  Disc 2:

                  1. Wrong 'Em Boyo
                  2. Death Or Glory
                  3. Koka Kola
                  4. The Card Cheat
                  5. Lover's Rock
                  6. Four Horsemen
                  7. I'm Not Down
                  8. Revolution Rock
                  9. Train In Vain

                  The Clash

                  Give 'Em Enough Rope - Vinyl Edition

                    "For their second album, the Clash worked with the American hard rock producer Sandy Pearlman, best-known for his work with Blue Öyster Cult and the Dictators. The teaming was quite controversial within the punk community, and the sound of Give 'Em Enough Rope is considerably cleaner, yet the more direct sound hardly tamed the Clash. While the record doesn't burn with the same intense, amateurish energy of The Clash, it does have a big, forceful sound that is nearly as powerful. What keeps Give 'Em Enough Rope from being a classic is its slightly inconsistent material. Many of the songs are outright classics, particularly the first half of the record ("Safe European Home," "English Civil War," "Tommy Gun," "Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad") and "Stay Free," but the group loses some momentum toward the end of the record. Even with such flaws, Give 'Em Enough Rope ranks as one of the strongest albums of the punk era. " - Allmusic.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Andy says: Initially perceived as a disappointment, simply because The Clash's debut was so inspiring. With hindsight, this is a really good Rock record, and therein lies people's disgruntlement: less Punk, more Rock, but this is a band that always pushed forwards.

                    The Clash

                    The Essential

                      This "Essential" collection was being put together before Joe Strummer's death, so it shouldn't be seen as cash-in on the great man's passing away. Instead look at this as being one of the most essential statements by not only one of the leading lights of the punk movement but also one of the greatest bands ever!!!


                      Latest Pre-Sales

                      137 NEW ITEMS

                      Weekly New Release Mailout https://t.co/4lm6opBfkd Danger Mouse & Black Thought, OSEES, Hudson Mohawke, Rich Rut… https://t.co/y1mdUfBDnB
                      Thu 11th - 5:04
                      PRESALE: @dinkededition 216 @abraxasintl__ 'Monte Carlo' Dinked Vinyl Edition Details: • "Alien Whirlpool" Aqua B… https://t.co/Uu8509kesA
                      Wed 10th - 9:00
                      New @dinkededition incoming tomorrow at 10am. Set those alarms folks ⏰ Check out previous and current Dinked here👇… https://t.co/XAQT8FqY1j
                      Tue 9th - 1:07
                      Thank you for the music, Lamont Herbert Dozier 1941 - 2022 https://t.co/2fN1ASftx5
                      Tue 9th - 11:10
                      🔵 BLUE MONDAY 🔵 Released last Friday, the debut album from @kokorokomusic ‘Could We Be More’ is looking and soundi… https://t.co/6CcysfffTV
                      Mon 8th - 1:05
                      E-newsletter —
                      Sign up
                      Back to top