The Clash – The Clash (1977)

The Clash - The Clash (1977)

While the eclectic London Calling might be the band’s overall strongest release, even it can’t match this album’s immediacy and raw power. Every song here is a classic and define punk better than nothing but the Ramones’ debut album could. The band also deviates from the punk formula a lot here; the US version includes singles Clash City Rockers and Complete Control, which have decidedly multipart structures. Both of those and London’s Burning even feature very much anti-punk guitar solos. Good luck getting ANY of these songs out of your head after you’ve heard them once.

Choice Cut: (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
Buy Album: Amazon (MP3 · CD · Vinyl) · iTunes MP3

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