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Give 'Em Enough Rope is the second music album by The Clash, released in . In the US it was their official debut, preceding the U.S. version of the clash. The album was well received by critics and fans, peaking at number 2 in the UK chart, and number 128 in the U.S. The album's title was inspired by the expression "give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves". It was voted album of the year for 1978… read more



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  • Avatar for For_Iconoclasm
    Super underrated album - I think it's a bit better than their first one.
  • Avatar for ScorpionsPriest
    great album. in my opinion much better than "combat rock" , "sandinista" and "the clash [uk]" [2]
  • Avatar for tysienka
    much much better than Combat Rock and my favourite by them.
  • Avatar for k_naruchiha94
    third best clash album [2]
  • Avatar for fank19
    "Give 'Em Enough Rope". It comes to my head Lenin's quote "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Underrated as hell. Been listening to this one a lot lately and IMO there isn't a bad song on here.
  • Avatar for DaJuWi
    great album. in my opinion much better than "combat rock" , "sandinista" and "the clash [uk]"
  • Avatar for JeffV64
    @hotterthanuly: "sandwiched by two giants. Sounds like it could have been recorded within the last year." +1 Indeed!
  • Avatar for MrChimney
    It is no wonder to hear Blue Öyster Cultish hues on this album as Sandy Pearlman is sitting on the producer's chair. I love BÖC, and I've always enjoyed Pearlman's style and production values - I think that him combined with The Clash is an interesting collaboration. A nice album to be sure.
  • Avatar for greg3064
    A good album, but doesn't really stand out as a Clash album. Not quite as ambitious as some of their other efforts, but the energy is palpable and there are gems.

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