The Clash - Combat Rock LP
THE CLASH (UK) - Combat Rock (2013 Columbia Re-issue on 180gram Black vinyl with printed inner sleeves & lyrics. This version also includes a 30x21cm photo of the band on thick card).
Originally released in May of 1982, Combat Rock is The Clash’s fifth studio album, their best selling album and the last to include guitarist/vocalist Mick Jones and drummer Topper Headon. It was indeed their most polarizing work to date, within the band and among their fan base. I remember hearing hardcore Clash devotees refer to Combat Rock as their sellout album. They could not have been more wrong. Combat Rock’s legacy lives on years after its initial release, it may be one of the most misunderstood albums of all time. The band’s hardcore fans wanted more of what London Calling was and The Clash wanted to grow and explore. In the long run, I think we were the better for it. **originally published on albumism.com** Columbia – 88725446971