London Calling

Label
Epic
Release date
1979
Running length
35 tracks
Running time
101:19

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 London Calling 3:19 832,223
2 Brand New Cadillac 2:10 352,453
3 Jimmy Jazz 3:54 331,391
4 Hateful 2:45 303,729
5 Rudie Can't Fail 3:28 370,278
6 Spanish Bombs 3:18 352,299
7 The Right Profile 3:57 263,501
8 Lost in the Supermarket 3:46 375,195
9 Clampdown 3:48 334,080
10 The Guns of Brixton 3:09 438,652
11 Wrong 'Em Boyo 3:12 246,622
12 Death or Glory 3:47 290,188
13 Koka Kola 1:49 252,986
14 The Card Cheat 3:48 236,288
15 Lover's Rock 4:05 224,334
16 Four Horsemen 2:57 220,095
17 I'm Not Down 3:05 232,590
18 Revolution Rock 5:37 232,708
19 Train in Vain 3:09 353,907
2 Rudi Can't Fail 3:10 5,031
3 Paul's Tune 2:32 18,820
6 Koka Kola, Advertising & Cocaine 1:57 15,882
9 Lonesome Me 2:08 16,236
10 The Police Walked in 4 Jazz 2:19 16,619
12 Up-Toon (Instrumental) 1:56 5,542
13 Walking the Slidewalk 2:34 15,279
14 Where You Gonna Go (Soweto) 4:03 14,470
15 The Man in Me 3:57 15,680
16 Remote Control 3:03 170,329
17 Working and Waiting 4:10 14,216
18 Heart and Mind 4:27 2,978

About this album

London Calling is the third album by English band The Clash, released 14 December 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 , , , and more prominently than in their previously released music. The album’s subject matter included unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

The album’s cover was photographed by Pennie Smith and designed by Lowry. It was a homage to the design of Elvis Presley’s debut album.

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  • MisterJunior

    @douell0001 No surprise that shit rag would say something as stupid as that. There's plenty of good playing on both the debut and Give 'em Enough Rope. All of the early punk bands (i.e. The Clash, The Damned, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols (Sid Vicious aside, but of course he barely played much if at all on the album)) had plenty of ability to play their instruments. It was only when the punk/hardcore punk scene really exploded that guys without even rudimentary technical ability were turning up in bands everywhere. Anyway, this is one of the great/iconic albums of all time, of course.

    13 Jan 7:27pm Reply
  • wallcosta

    only gets better at every listen

    5 Jan 6:36pm Reply
  • dysagyo

    35 years <3

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • shillace

    Thanks for everything.

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • pemaillard

    Yesterday I bought the 30th Anniversary Edition. Guy Stevens was crazy!

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    ARGH , it really just doesnt get any fuckin better!

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • douell0001

    Rolling Stone referred to this album as the point at which The Clash learned to play their instruments. Side Two - "Spanish Bombs," "The Right Profile," "Lost in the Supermarket," "Clampdown," "The Guns of Brixton" - represents the band at the peak of its powers.

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    Does it get any better?

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • doonchlando

    Seriously, each track is eargasm after eargasm. My word.

    24 Jan 2014 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    The greatest album of the only band that matters.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bluescot3

    This is just as good as it gets. Still gets played most weeks in my house.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • JackHallton

    punk classic but it never gets old

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Remains one of my all-time favourite records.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • grandfunk49

    Great album!

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Double masterpiece that really matters.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • felipetambs

    Masterpiece! Much more than punk rock. [2]

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Big-Mac-Bo

    one of the best albums ever and i even don't like punk that much

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Grzesiu_

    ridiculously good

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ScorpionsPriest

    Without any doubt THE greatest album of all-time!

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
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