180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram vinyl LP! U.K. version!
Fully-replicated artwork including printed inner sleeves
Newly remastered by The Clash from original tapes to audiophile quality vinyl!
The Clash's eponymous debut album released in April 1977 was pure, unadultarated rage and fury, fueled by passion for both rock 'n' roll and revolution. Though the cliché about punk rock was that the bands couldn't play, the key to The Clash is that although they gave that illusion, they really could play — hard. The charging, relentless rhythms, primitive three-chord rockers, and the poor sound quality give the album a nervy, vital energy.
Joe Strummer's slurred wails perfectly compliment the edgy rock, while Mick Jones' clearer singing and charged guitar breaks make his numbers righteously anthemic. Even at this early stage, The Clash were experimenting with reggae, most notably on the Junior Murvin cover "Police and Thieves."
"Deny," "Protex Blue," "Cheat," and "48 Hours" which were removed from the British edition and replaced for the U.S. release, are included here. Few punk songs expressed anger quite as bracingly as "White Riot," "I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.," "Career Opportunities," and "London's Burning," and their power is all the more incredible today. Rock 'n' roll is rarely as edgy, invigorating, and sonically revolutionary as The Clash.
|I’m So Bored With The U.S.A.|
|Hate & War|
|What’s My Name|
|Police & Thieves|
|48 Hours Garageland|