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The Clash – The Clash (1977)

The Clash – The Clash (1977)
Released 8 April 1977
Recorded 10 February 1977–27 February 1977 National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, CBS Studios London
Length 35:18
Label CBS
Producer Mickey Foote

The seminal debut LP from the The Clash. A hugely important and influential album!

It was released in two different versions, both of which are still in print: the original version in 1977 and the revised U.S. version in 1979 (with several post-1977 single sides added to the album)

The subject of the opening track, “Janie Jones”, was a famous madam in London in the 1970s. “Remote Control” was written by Mick Jones after the Anarchy Tour and contains pointed observations about the civic hall bureaucrats who had cancelled concerts, the police, big business and especially record companies. CBS decided to release the song as a single without consulting the band. “I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.”, developed from a Mick Jones song, entitled “I’m So Bored With You”, condemns the Americanization of the UK in Europe.

“White Riot” was the first single put out by The Clash. The song is short and intense, punk style of two chords played very fast. Lyrically, the song is about class economics and race.

“Career Opportunities”, the opening track of the B-side, attacks the political and economic situation in England at the time, citing the lack of jobs available, and the dreariness and lack of appeal of those that were available. “Protex Blue”, sung by Mick Jones, is about a 1970s brand of condom. The song ends with the shouted phrase “Johnny Johnny!”, “johnny” being a British slang term for a condom. The version of “White Riot” featured here was not recorded for the album. Instead they used the original demo version, recorded at Beaconsfield Studios before the band signed to CBS.

“Police & Thieves” was added to the album when the band realised just how short the tracklist was. Another cover the band toyed with at these sessions was Bob Marley’s “Dancing Shoes”. “Garageland” was written in response to Charles Shaar Murray’s damning review of the band’s early appearance at the Sex Pistols Screen on the Green concert – “The Clash are the kind of garage band who should be returned to the garage immediately, preferably with the engine running”.It was the final track recorded for the album.

The album’s front cover photo, shot by Kate Simon, was taken in the alleyway directly opposite the front door of the band’s ‘Rehearsal Rehearsals’ building in Camden Market.

Drummer Terry Chimes, though a full member of The Clash at the time, did not appear in the shot as he had already decided to leave the band.

The picture of the charging police officers on the rear, shot by Rocco Macauly, was taken during the 1976 riot at the Notting Hill Carnival—the inspiration for the track “White Riot”.

Tracklisting

Side one

1. “Janie Jones” – 2:08
2. “Remote Control” – 3:03
3. “I’m So Bored with the USA” – 2:24
4. “White Riot” – 1:56
5. “Hate and War” – 2:06
6. “What’s My Name?” (Jones, Keith Levine, Strummer) – 1:41
7. “Deny” – 3:06
8. “London’s Burning” – 2:12

Tracks 1, 3–4, 6–8 are sung by Joe Strummer. Tracks 2 and 5 are sung by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones.

Side two

1. “Career Opportunities” – 1:54
2. “Cheat” – 2:06
3. “Protex Blue” – 1:47
4. “Police & Thieves” (Junior Murvin, Lee Perry) – 6:03
5. “48 Hours” – 1:36
6. “Garageland” – 3:12

Tracks 1–2 and 4–6 are sung by Joe Strummer. Track 3 is sung by Mick Jones.

All tracks were written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, except where noted.

Personnel

* Mick Jones − guitars, vocals
* Joe Strummer − guitars, vocals
* Paul Simonon − bass
* Terry Chimes − drums (credited as “Tory Crimes”)

Here she be:

The Clash. 1977

Big thanks to the original poster



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October 15, 2008 Posted by | Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Punk, The Clash, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Clash – London Calling + The Vanilla Tapes

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The Clash – London Calling + The Vanilla Tapes

The classic original LP – one of the finest in modern music – plus rare demos! (the latter we’ve already posted – at higher bitrate, we think)

We’ve posted this classic a few times before! ..

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London Calling was the third album by The Clash, released December 14, 1979, on CBS Records in the UK and in January 1980 on Epic Records in the United States.

The album represented a change in The Clash’s musical style, and featured elements of ska, pop, soul, and reggae music. The album’s subject matter included unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

The album received positive reviews and was ranked at number eight on Rolling Stone’ list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

London Calling was a top ten album in the UK, and its lead single “London Calling” was a top twenty single.It has sold over two million copies worldwide, and was certified platinum in the United States.

https://i0.wp.com/mnmedia.musicnation.com/Blog/londoncalling.jpgThe album received very positive reviews from critics.

Tom Carson of Rolling Stone said it “celebrates the romance of rock & roll rebellion in grand, epic terms”.

Stephen Erlewine of All Music Guide wrote that London Calling was “invigorating, rocking harder and with more purpose than most albums, let alone double albums” and called it “one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded”.

Pitchfork Media reviewer Amanda Petrusich named “London Calling” the album’s best song and wrote that “The Clash do not let go; each track builds on the last, pummeling and laughing and slapping us into dumb submission”. The website ranked the album at number two on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 70s in 2004.

Robert Christgau described London Calling as “warm, angry, and thoughtful, confident, melodic, and hard-rocking” and called it “the best double-LP since Exile on Main Street”.

In 2004, Sal Ciolfi of PopMatters called the album a “big, loud, beautiful collection of hurt, anger, restless thought, and above all hope” and wrote that “if released tomorrow would still seem relevant and vibrant”.

In 2007, London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, a collection of recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.

https://i0.wp.com/mnmedia.musicnation.com/Blog/londoncalling.jpgRolling Stone (11/89) – Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Albums Of The Eighties” survey.

Q magazine (5/02 SE, p.136) – Included in Q’s “100 Best Punk Albums”.

Q magazine (6/00, p.90) – Ranked #4 in Q’s “100 Greatest British Albums.”

Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) – Included in AP’s “10 Essential ’80s Albums.”

CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) – Ranked #3 in CMJ’s “Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980”.

Vibe (12/99, p.160) – Included in Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century.

Mojo (3/03, p.76) – Ranked #22 in Mojo’s “Top 50 Punk Albums.”

NME (9/11/93, p.18) – Ranked #6 in NME’s list of The Greatest Albums Of The ’70s.

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The album’s cover features a photograph of Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass against the stage at The Palladium in New York City on September 21, 1979 during the “Clash Take the Fifth” US tour.

https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Elvispresleydebutalbum.jpegPennie Smith, who photographed the band for the album, originally did not want the photograph to be used. She thought that it was too out of focus, but Strummer and graphic designer Ray Lowry thought it would make a good album cover.

In 2002, Smith’s photograph was named the best rock and roll photograph of all time by Q magazine, commenting that “it captures the ultimate rock’n’roll moment – total loss of control”.

The cover artwork was designed by Lowry and was a parody of the design of Elvis Presley’s debut album.

The cover was named the ninth best album cover of all time by Q magazine in 2001.


Tracklisting

Disc 1 – London Calling

1. “London Calling” – 3:19
2. “Brand New Cadillac” (Vince Taylor) – 2:08
3. “Jimmy Jazz” – 3:54
4. “Hateful” – 2:44
5. “Rudie Can’t Fail” – 3:29
6. “Spanish Bombs” – 3:18
7. “The Right Profile” – 3:54
8. “Lost in the Supermarket” – 3:47
9. “Clampdown” – 3:49
10. “The Guns of Brixton” (Paul Simonon) – 3:09
11. “Wrong ’em Boyo” (Clive Alphonso) – 3:10
12. “Death or Glory” – 3:54
13. “Koka Kola” – 1:47
14. “The Card Cheat” (Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon y Topper Headon) – 3:49
15. “Lover’s Rock” – 4:03
16. “Four Horsemen” – 2:55
17. “I’m Not Down” – 3:06
18. “Revolution Rock” (Jackie Edwards & Danny Ray) – 5:33
19. “Train in Vain (Stand By Me)” – 3:10

Disc 2 – The Vanilla Tapes

1. “Hateful” – 3:23
2. “Rudie Can’t Fail” – 3:08
3. “Paul’s Tune” (Paul Simonon) – 2:32
4. “I’m Not Down” – 3:34
5. “4 Horsemen” – 2:45
6. “Koka Kola, Advertising & Cocaine” – 1:57
7. “Death or Glory” – 3:47
8. “Lover’s Rock” – 3:45
9. “Lonesome Me” (The Clash) – 2:09
10. “The Police Walked in 4 Jazz” – 2:19
11. “Lost in the Supermarket” – 3:52
12. “Up-Toon (Inst.)” – 1:57
13. “Walking The Sidewalk” (The Clash) – 2:34
14. “Where You Gonna Go (Soweto)” (The Clash) – 4:05
15. “The Man in Me” (Bob Dylan) – 3:57
16. “Remote Control” – 2:39
17. “Working and Waiting” – 4:11
18. “Heart & Mind” (The Clash) – 4:27
19. “Brand New Cadillac” (Vince Taylor) – 2:08
20. “London Calling” – 4:26
21. “Revolution Rock” (Jackie Edwards & Danny Ray) – 3:51

Big thanks to album-base



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The Clash – The Vanilla Tapes (‘London Calling’)

The Clash – The Vanilla Tapes (2 Disc set of early ‘London Calling’ tracks)

The Vanilla Tapes were demo tracks recorded by The Clash which are, in essence, an early version of their greatest album London Calling (although the track Remote Control was a song from the band’s first album).

Roadie Johnny Green was to deliver the tapes to the band’s new producer, Guy Stevens but Green fell asleep on the train ride to the studio. Waking up at the station where he was to disembark, he panicked, and in his rush left the tapes behind!!

After that, the tapes were considered lost until March 2004, when Clash guitarist Mick Jones was moving boxes and came upon a copy of the tape.

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There is reported to be a 37 track completist edition of this floating around the world between some discerning (read as snooty and greedy) collectors and if anyone can get their mitts on this, please do let us know!

Until then, my fellow prisoners, please enjoy the sensational ‘London Calling – The Vanilla Tapes’!

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We’ve posted the classic ‘London Calling‘ a few times before! ..

Tracklisting

1. “Hateful”
2. “Rudie Can’t Fail”
3. “Paul’s Tune” (Paul Simonon)
4. “I’m Not Down”
5. “Four Horsemen”
6. “Koka Kola”
7. “Death or Glory”
8. “Lover’s Rock”
9. “Lonesome Me” (The Clash)
10. “Jimmy Jazz”
11. “Lost in the Supermarket”
12. “Up-Toon” (instrumental)
13. “Walking the Slidewalk” (The Clash)
14. “Where You Gonna Go (Soweto)” (The Clash)
15. “The Man in Me” (Bob Dylan)
16. “Remote Control”
17. “Working and Waiting”
18. “Heart and Mind” (The Clash)
19. “Brand New Cadillac” (Vince Taylor)
20. “London Calling”
21. “Revolution Rock” (J. Edwards, D. Ray)

Here she be:

Disc 1 – http://lix.in/-36bef3

Disc 2 – http://lix.in/-2c1096

All thanks to DaddyRich



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October 15, 2008 Posted by | Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Punk, The Clash, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (2008) Deluxe edition

The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (2008)
Deluxe Edition

Release date: 06 Oct 2008.
220 kbps VBR

“The late Joe Strummer once said that during the 1982 US tour when this was recorded, The Clash did enough drugs to make the band they were supporting, The Who, look like boy scouts.”
Great quality capture of a great NYC show by one of the greatest groups of all, the mighty Clash, at their prime back in 82!

Recorded at New York’s Shea Stadium in October 13th 1982, Live at Shea Stadium captures the band at the peak of its powers and on devastating form.

It’s a show bristling with raw energy and attitude.

This recording was rediscovered by Strummer during a house move!

The recording now serves as a Clash coinage exercise, complete with DVD and autobiography.

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Tracklisting

1. Kosmo Vinyl Introduction 1:11
2. London Calling 3:29
3. Police On My Back 3:28
4. The Guns Of Brixton 4:07
5. Tommy Gun 3:19
6. The Magnificent Seven 2:33
7. Armagideon Time 2:56
8. The Magnificent Seven (Return) 2:23
9. Rock The Casbah 3:21
10. Train In Vain 3:45
11. Career Opportunities 2:05
12. Spanish Bombs 3:18
13. Clampdown 4:26
14. English Civil War 2:39
15. Should I Stay Or Should I Go 2:43
16. I Fought The Law 3:24

Here she be;

Big thanks to iraklis



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October 15, 2008 Posted by | Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Punk, The Clash, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Joe Strummer, Live A to Z

A great post from berkeleyplaceindie.blogspot with some nice live stuff from the late great Joe Strummer .

There are various choice cuts individually uploaded. There’s also a zip file at the end combining all tracks.
Here she be:
A is for Afro-Cuban BeBop. A real short cut, sweet and mellow.

B is for The Bobby Fuller Four. I Fought The Law-Joe live. This is probably one of my least favorite tunes when The Clash do it, but on this live version the solos are phenomenal.

C is for another Cover. Blitzkrieg Bob (Ramones)-Joe live. A regular staple of his live act. And unlike Joey Ramone, Joe Strummer always remembered the words.

D is for Dub! Bankrobber Dub-Joe live. It’s enough that it’s rare to hear live dub—but even better: New verses!

E is for evil. HBO used this tune for that horrible John From Cincinnati show, and now I can’t listen to it without thinking about that miserable mess. Johnny Appleseed (synth mix).

F is for Flea! It’s a Rockin’ World-Joe Strummer and Flea, visiting South Park.

G is for “Guitar Song”, also called Guitar Slinger Man. This isn’t great quality, but I’ve only got one copy of it, so I’m figuring it’s somewhat rare.

H is for Hollywood! Joe appeared in Aki Kaurismäki’s “I Hired a Contract Killer” playing this song: Burning Lights. It’s just him and his guitar.

I is for Ishen. From 11/2/99. A great reggae style tune.

J is for just Joe. Return of the Blues Cowboy. Joe, a piano, and a straightforward country blues tune, from the great Jools Holland show.

K is for the keyboards in Forbidden City (11/6/99). A very simple song, from Joe and the Mescaleros’ Rock Art and the X-Ray Style record. I like this version because of the keyboard breakdown at the fadeout. Cool jam.

L is for London Calling. A live solo version, where you can really hear the words.

M is for Movie Soundtrack. In The Pouring Rain is from the movie of the same name, and it’s got a recorder in it! (No, it’s not a great song, but still–bet most of you don’t have it.

M is also for Moses. Get Down Moses. A live version from 2002, delivered like a psychotic Southern preacher.

N is for Nothin’ About Nothin’ (11-2-99). A live version of a track off the “Permanent Record” long-player. This is a great song—one I wish he’d done with The Clash.

O is for an oldie! A somewhat brief bit of Joe at the piano doing Let The Good Times Roll.

P is for Police and Thieves. Musically, there may not be a huge difference between this version and the studio version by the Clash, but Joe’s voice is in rare form here—crisp, clear and fresh. Excellent quality from 10/17/01.

Q is for quiet. A soft version of The Clash classic Armagideon Time from September 1982.

R is for Road to Rock and Roll (acoustic version).

S is for The Specials. A Message To You (live, date unknown).

V is for Victory Lane. A foray into spoken word over music. I dunno about you, but I’m not a fan of Ghetto Defendant for the same reason I’m not a big fan of this rarity.

W is for Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed cover). Joe used to cover this tune a lot. He doesn’t do better than Joe on it, but this version has a violin. So check it out.

W is also for Whiteman in Hammersmith Palace. It’s my favorite song in the history of the world, I can’t think of anything for Z, so this is what I’m putting up.

X is for X-Ray Style 11.16.99

Y is for Yalla Yalla.

Z is for ZIPFILE!

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