1. London Calling
  2. Brand New Cadillac (Vince Taylor and The Playboys cover)
  3. Jimmy Jazz
  4. Hateful
  5. Rudie Can't Fail
  6. Spanish Bombs
  7. The Right Profile
  8. Lost in the Supermarket
  9. Clampdown
  10. The Guns of Brixton

anyone with even a modicum of knowledge on music is aware of London Calling, and it's influence on the punk music scene. it's widely regarded as one of the best punk records of all time, and regarded by me as "infinitely better than any bullshit the Sex Pistols have put out." within the first second that you pop this baby into the CD player (or record player if you're a NERD /s), it immediately enchants you with the title track... London Calling. it lets you know right away that this is not another Give 'Em Enough Rope, but an exploration of other genres to go with their punk style; reggae, rockabilly, ska, lounge jazz, you name it. London Calling is this apocalyptic post-punk desperation rant about all of these different aspects of the state of the UK. police brutality, the potential flooding of the River Thames, and a lot more. like an ignorant public (London Calling, and I don't wanna shout / But while we were talking, I saw you nodding out). their concerns about the music industry are also noted, with a reference to the "Beatlemania" of the 1960's. the entire track chugs along like an industrial metal song would, but the clean tones and poppy drum beat let's you know exactly what it is. Joe Strummer's vocals are also extremely distinct. some of the lyrics have this sometimes-punchy-other-times-smooth-and-sleek delivery to them, like London Calling, to the underworld / Come out of the cupboards, ya boys and girls for example. it really throws you off, like the two vocal styles are fighting for airtime. and that final fade out with morse code spelling out S-O-S couldn't be a better end to the beginning.

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  1. Wrong 'Em Boyo
  2. Death or Glory
  3. Koka Kola
  4. The Card Cheat
  5. Lover's Rock
  6. Four Horsemen
  7. I'm Not Down
  8. Revolution Rock
  9. Train in Vain