The definitive punk statement, this album’s power and authority have not diminished. It assails a variety of subjects; unemployment, imperialism and rebellion, deriding or lauding according to political stance. Joe Strummer’s barking vocals expressed the anger of a disenfranchised generation, guitarist Mick Jones punctuating his ire with near telepathic precision. Almost every track is essential and in tackling Junior Murvin’s ‘Police And Thieves’, the Clash show an empathy for reggae rarely heard in white rock. The added tracks to the original UK released LP include ‘London’s Burning’ which still manages to evoke and attack 70s complacency in Britain, and is still relevant today.
Tracks: Janie Jones; Remote Control; I’m So Bored With The USA; White Riot; Hate And War; What’s My Name; Deny; London’s Burning; Career Opportunities; Cheat; Protex Blue; Police And Thieves; 48 Hours; Garageland....