The Clash-London Calling.Posted: March 15, 2011
And so it was on the 14th of December 1979 i bought the album i have been playing incesantly for the last 32 years the album that i know every word to the album that i still play at least once a week , yes its London Calling by the Clash!
I remember buying this album like it was yesterday and being suprised that it was a double as far as i remember in those days double albums were just for Prog rock groups and such like and here were the clash with a double album out with the sticker on it saying pay no more than £5.
On opening it ,it had all the lyrics inside which i always loved as then you could actually make out what joe was singing sometimes, he was a great ad liber live!
1. “London Calling”
2. “Brand New Cadillac”
3. “Jimmy Jazz”
5. “Rudie Can’t Fail”
6. “Spanish Bombs”
7. “The Right Profile”
8. “Lost in the Supermarket”
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
Is there even one piece of filler on this album? i think not every track is a winner
drinking brew for breakfast we have all done that im sure!
this is the clash at their peak the song the lyrics the music! im sure nearly everyone has this album but im just listening to it agian now ,it brings tears to my eyes such great memories we had no money but we went out every night to gigs clubs etc etc where did it all go?
The album was not punk but a fantastic rock record to the press the clash had sold out but to me this was just rock n roll heaven and still is!
even now its not dated one bit, it still sounds fresh i used to play this album at 8pm every sat night in any kitchen that i was working in as it helped me concentrate when i was busy and i could sing along to it!
This is my #1 album of all time nothing will beat it now its just a slice of perfection!
I saw the Clash tour this album and stood at the side of the stage , micks side actually at bradford im honoured to of done that!
Give it a listen revisit it or buy it for the first time but you must have this album!
london calling in 8 minutes!
And dont forget he who fucks nuns will later join the church!
PS- the reason i dont still play this album at 8pm every sat night is that i now work in an open kitchen!