Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

THE CLASH / London Calling (1979)

LC is a vibrant mix of differing styles and surprising influences.  It blended liberal doses of ska, reggae, funk, pop, jazz, and old fashioned rockabilly into the usual Clash rock sound, which resulted in a more mature album both musically and lyrically.  I'll spare you any further boring deconstruction and just say that this is the only Clash album you’ll ever need.  Emphasis on the 'need.'  It's essential.

Songs of Note: London Calling; The Guns of Brixton

5 crude and feckless wake-up calls out of 5

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