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 Post subject: How does one put into words how awesome London Calling is?
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I just can't. And I'm an industrial electronica synth kid. I'm ashamed to admit that it took me thisssssss long to finally listen to this front to back, and I'm in awe because I've never listened to an entire album EVER where I've liked every single song so much. And hey, it's been a rough week and this is making me super duper cheery. The Clash saved my Friday! Is happeh :3

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for the longest time I only liked "Death or Glory" on that record...like since 5th grade...

then about 5 years ago or so I bought the CD at a truck stop late at night on a road trip and played it start to finish for the next 4 hours...maybe that's the key..you gotta listen to it in one sitting. it's in my top 10 records now.

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it. is. so. awesome.

what's your favourite song? i really like rudie can't fail.
industrial electronia synth sounds good.

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For the past 10 years I have been trying to determine my favorite song on the album, and I just can't. It's so so good.


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I LOVE that album! "Rudie Can't Fail" is awesome. "Spanish Bombs", "Brand New Cadillac", "Clampdown"...is that the one with "Whiteman on Hammersmith Pallais"? Love that song too. Now I need to dig up my copy.

On Punknews.org they were saying that Mick and Paul were going to be doing a documentary on the making of the album. Pretty stoked for that! There is also (another) Joe Strummer doc being made.

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I have the box set thing with the DVD Doc on it, is that the one you're talking about? "The Last Testament The Making of London Calling"

I still love Death Or Glory...Wrong 'Em Boyo (A cover, I know-but a great one!)....Spanish Bombs...Jimmy Jazz...

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Yep, one of my favorites too! Top 10, definitely.

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I didn't like Cut The crepe when it came out but now it's my favorite. What's with that?

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IsaChandra wrote:
I didn't like Cut The crepe when it came out but now it's my favorite. What's with that?


It is TOTALLY possible to grow into albums! It's just like growing into adult-size pants that your parents bought for you when you were 9.

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No, I don't think that's it. The article I saw was last week: http://www.punknews.org/article/40783

Let's not talk about Cut the crepe...so bad. Sorry Isa!

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I always like give 'em enough rope better.

IsaChandra wrote:
I didn't like Cut The crepe when it came out but now it's my favorite. What's with that?


When I was little my Dad would play loud rock music to wake us up for school, Cut the crepe used to be my favorite....There is some funny production on that album though.


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i also love jimmy jazz and guns of brixton.

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"Spanish Bombs" and "I'm Not Down" are my faves off that one.

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Yesssssss... I named my dog "Strummer" after all and just got her tattooed on me with a Spanish Bombs reference.

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Yesssssss... I named my dog "Strummer" after all and just got her tattooed on me with a Spanish Bombs reference.


Pics or it didn't happen!!! (pleeze with cheezy sauce on top)

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You can't. It's that good. And now 31 years old, almost to the day!

Uh, my favourite is Train in Vain but there isn't a song on it I don't really really like. It's one of my favourite few albums, and my desert-island one-album choice because I can't imagine ever getting sick of it.


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tealattes_arethebomb wrote:
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Yesssssss... I named my dog "Strummer" after all and just got her tattooed on me with a Spanish Bombs reference.


Pics or it didn't happen!!! (pleeze with cheezy sauce on top)


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Sorry, this is the cell phone pic / right as it was finished shot..
it was going to have "Oh, Mi Corazon.." under it, but we didn't have room and I wanted it to be life size, so I said, fork it!

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And they said Punk would be dead and buried in a couple of years. 31 years on and people are still enjoying this album. I think I have the original double vinyl stashed away somewhere.


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I had never heard of the album until this thread and of course had to google it. Thank you ppk for once again opening my eyes to something amazing!

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I love this record. I grew up overhearing it, as my dad was a Clash fan, but I remember putting it on when I was in high school for the first time of my own accord, and it sounded totally new and amazing. The title track is my favorite.

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My ex-husband tried to steal this album from me after we split up, but all he got was an empty case because I was listening to the cd in my car at the time. Sucker.

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My ex-husband tried to steal this album from me after we split up, but all he got was an empty case because I was listening to the cd in my car at the time. Sucker.


I swear it was in the CD player for a year when we had a car!

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