Clash — Combat Rock
180g Remastered Vinyl + Digital Download
Originally conceived as a double album, 1982’s Combat Rock was edited down to a single, together with legendary producer Glyn Johns. Recorded in New York, the band’s fifth studio album soaked up the atmosphere of the city’s vibrant hip-hop and graffiti art scenes, mixing funk, rock, hip-hop and reggae. Combat Rock featured a cameo from beat poet Allen Ginsberg and paid homage to the Scorsese film Taxi Driver. This record was the last to feature the classic Strummer-Jones-Simonon-Headon lineup.
Newly remastered by Tom Young and The Clash from the original tapes and pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. All artwork recreated from the original release, including fully printed inner sleeves with an exclusive Pennie Smith photo print.
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The 1970’s punk movement gave birth to some important bands, but none more so than The Clash. They pushed and broke musical boundaries, while fusing musical experimentation with a socio-political conscience. It’s hard to think of a band before or since that have exerted such universal influence.
Their passionate, political agenda continues to inspire new fans and musicians alike. Indeed, the issues The Clash tackled are as relevant today as they were in the late ’70s/early ’80s. Dubbed “the only band that matters” in their heyday, the same could be said almost 40 years later.
- Know Your Rights (3:34)
- Car Jamming (3:54)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go (3:03)
- Rock the Casbah (3:31)
- Red Angel Dragnet (3:41)
- Straight to Hell (5:22)
- Overpowered by Funk (4:48)
- Atom Tan (2:23)
- Sean Flynn (4:21)
- Ghetto Defendant (4:26)
- Inoculated City (2:38)
- Death Is a Star (3:04)
Joe Strummer (lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano)
Mick Jones (guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, keyboard, sound effects)
Paul Simonon (bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals)
Topper Headon (drums, piano, bass guitar)
Allen Ginsberg (guest vocals on “Ghetto Defendant”)
Futura 2000 (guest vocals on “Overpowered by Funk”)
Ellen Foley (backing vocals on “Car Jamming”)
Joe Ely (backing vocals on “Should I Stay or Should I Go”)
Tymon Dogg (piano on “Death Is a Star”)
Tommy Mandel (as Poly Mandell) (keyboards on “Overpowered by Funk”)
Gary Barnacle (saxophone on “Sean Flynn”)
Kosmo Vinyl (vocals on “Red Angel Dragnet”)
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