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London Calling [Original recording remastered]

Clash Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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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
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
12. Death Or Glory
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. I'm Not Down
18. Revolution Rock
19. Train In Vain

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Bursting at the seams with creative energy, the Clash's stunning 1979 double album more than made up for the artistic and commercial disappointment of its predecessor, 1978's tried-too-hard Give 'Em Enough Rope. With ex-Mott the Hoople producer Guy Stevens harnessing their sound as never before, the band yielded what proved to be the best work of their career. Bouncing from hard rock (the apocalyptic vision of the title track) to rockabilly ("Brand New Cadillac") to reggae ("Rudy Can't Fail") to pop (the Top 40 hit "Train in Vain"), the Clash knocked down all musical walls and, in the process, ended the argument over punk's viability in the U.S. --Billy Altman

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Their sprawling 1980 masterpiece, including the title anthem plus Train in Vain; Clampdown; I'm Not Down; The Guns of Brixton; Death or Glory; Wrong 'Em Boyo; Spanish Bombs; Brand New Cadillac , and 11 more.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this anymore.... May 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
What can I say here that hasn't been said already??? Even the pompus magazine Rolling Stone had the smarts to call this album the #1 album of the 80's (being it came out in late Dec of 1979).
What a fantastic album this is of, ska, punk, reggae, rock songs. And LOOK HOW MANY THERE ARE! 19!!! Who has put out a collection of that many AWESEOME songs for release since??? I can't think of a SINGLE artist since then that has come anywhere close to doing that..
This album just isn't for new found rebelious young kids, it isn't just for aging late 30 40 somethings who relsihed the time, it isn't just for anyone who loves to dance (this album will MAKE YOU MOVE!!), it isn't just for earthy reggae folks, it isn't just for unabashed blue-collar protestors who want to rebel, this album is litteraly UNIVERSAL, everyone can get enjoyment from it.
I have to tell you one of the hardest decisions I had to do was when I was making a recording long ago with some other songs, I tried to have all the songs from this album, but I had to get rid of one of them... I couldn't do it, it was seriously one of the hardest musical decisions omissions I could think of. I was struggling to think if there was even one song on this album that was half ass, mediocore, or just okay that I could omit. There isn't they're all gems!!
Love this album, it will never age, and will always be better after each listen.
If you don't own this album you really need to get it if you love music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a good album. May 29 2004
By Jayrod
Format:Audio CD
I just purchased this album a few months ago, and have been listening to it nearly every day since. I love how The Clash manages to blend so many styles into their songs. Sandinista! may have more diversity, but London Calling just has stronger and faster paced tracks. Standouts are Hateful, Rudie Can't Fail, The Right Profile, Clampdown, Guns of Brixton, Wrong em' Boyo and Revolution Rock. The only weak tracks are Brand New Cadillac and Lost in the Supermarket, but they are still tolerable and only become filler due to the greatness that surrounds them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Album Of All-time Oct. 2 2008
Format:Audio CD
If I could have gave it more stars i would have.

I've read quite a few of these reviews and I don't think people should call this a "punk" LP. I have been the proud & not-so-proud purchaser of over 12,000 LP's ... I have some pretty raw Punk records "the Clash" 1st LP was Punk....not London Calling.

London Calling was in my opinion the best LP of all time....everysingle song is excellant...Spanish bombs is my favourite. Train In Vain was supposed to be a flexible Single included in a Playboy type magazine but that deal fell through so it was late being included in the package.

If there is someone out there thinking about buying this....then do it.
Listen to this 10 times and you will see why this LP has consistently recieved 5 Stars.

Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must have for any music collection June 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
The cover is a copy of Elvis Presley's first studio album -showing that the Clash meant to change things.The Sex pistols divided the history of rock and roll in half and this album meant to set the record straight the the next era of rock and roll was personal. I think no other album set such lofty sights since sargents peppers and no other recording has taken itself higher. Sorry Beatles this is the greatest album of all time bar none. Joe strummers voice is amazing.As it mixes with the more polished Mick Jones, it set a new standard for dueling rock singers. London Calling sets the record off " London Calling to the far away lands/ now war is discovered and battles coming down" the hopelessness of 30% unemployment in london and the threat of nuclear war on the youth of the world with out a say in their own future. "london is drowning/ and I live by the river"
I remember putting on album one and was still in my room (at 16) 7 hours later listening to this gem of a recording.
By favorite tracks are Hateful about a drug addict and his dealer.Clampdown about apartied in South Africa(years before MTV and Paul Simmon thought it was cool to deal with).All lost in the supermarket about feeling lost and out of place in your own world.Revolution Rock great raggae song. Spanish Bombs and Lovers rock about taking responsiblity for your sex life.
All pretty heady subjects for a rock group, but the clash took their fans seriously and with respect. Listening to this album was a revolution battle cry for the 80's of Reagan and the arms race at any cost.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like Nothing I've Ever Heard Before May 15 2004
By Frances
Format:Audio CD
"Give 'Em Enough Rope," while it was quite good, was pretty much preparation for this album. "London Calling," incorporating punk style into Rock and Roll, is a genius album. There's such a variety of styles here. There's punk, eggae, ska, rockabilly, R&B, pop, hard rock, and even lounge jazz.
The album starts off with "London Calling." An explicity political song, but it has a great tune, and has become a Classic. Next, is "Brand New Cadillac." It sounds like 50's style Rock 'n Roll, but The Clash gave it a modern punk twist. It's short and sweet at 2 minutes, and has a pretty good guitar solo in the middle. Personally, I love "Jimmy Jazz." It's basically another song about working-class rebellion, as well as bashing authority. On top of that, it has a great melody, and some great guitaring in it. "Hateful" is what I described previously as "rockabilly," and it's a great song, and it sounds sort of like Jive in some places.
"Rudie Can't Fail" is another awesome song. THIS song turned me into a raving Clash Maniac. It is very Ska-ish, but also has that punk edge to it. SPLENDID song. Ah, "Spanish Bombs." Yet another song about political upheavel. It has a great guitar line, and it's sound is way before it's time. You cannot describe "The Right Profile" to someone has not heard it. It's THAT good. There are horns, saxophones, and guitar, vocals, percussion and bass all rolled into one. It can't get much more awesome than that. "Lost in the Supermarket" has a very interesting melody, and some very good guitaring in it. Even though this album was made in 1979, it sounds like a mid-eighties song. LOOKING FOR THE "CLAMPDOWN!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Live By The Clash!
Only the best Clash album ever, and a contender for iconic listen of the angst-ridden, down-trodden, banner-waving segment of society.

The feet must be stirred! Read more
Published 16 months ago by eeyoore
3.0 out of 5 stars too short.
i`m old.i saw this clash tour with london calling.the songs on this cd(same think on show)are too short!!!!!jones didnt what mean improvised.strummer too.
Published 16 months ago by michelle laliberte
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
awesome album. everything you'd expect, works fine. Definetley a modern pressing, its just a sleeve that the two records come in, i was hoping for a folding case that you usually... Read more
Published on April 1 2012 by LMAC
4.0 out of 5 stars hated it in 1979...love it decades later
When this came out other than "London Calling" and "Clampdown" I wondered if the Clash had lost the plot. Read more
Published on Dec 18 2010 by Brian Maitland
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic in Every Sense of the Word
There's a lot that can be said about this album (which has been said already, probably a lot more articulately than I am capable of), and so I'll keep this review relatively brief. Read more
Published on Dec 15 2010 by Lance G.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic - Good Value to Boot
I'm going to make this short. It's a classic, I love this one and the first 2 (the clash and give'em enough rope)...
London Calling catches the band at their hottest prime. Read more
Published on Oct. 7 2010 by Habrawk
2.0 out of 5 stars Over-rated!
One of the most over-rated albums of all time. Saying this album is the greatest punk rock album of all time isn't saying
much. Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2009 by J. Finnigan
5.0 out of 5 stars a cult classic - end of story!
cult classic - end of story

the cover art launched a thousand copycats - one of the coolest sleeve pics of all time! Read more
Published on July 22 2006 by paula b
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Punk Rock Album Of All-Time
If you "like" punk rock, but you don't like The Clash, you're a tool. The people these days listening to "punk" bands like New Found Glory and Good Charolette... Read more
Published on Dec 18 2004 by "stickboy87"
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best punk albums EVER!
London Calling from the Clash is the basis for any punk music. They even had some reggae styles in songs like Guns of Brixton, Rudie Can't Fail, and Revolution Rock. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Justin Allen
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