Give'em Enough Rope [CASSETTE]
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We start off with my all time favourite Clash song 'Safe European Home' which is a song I often hum, alongside another catchy song on this album 'Julie's been working for the drug squad' which is funnily catchy.
This is such an uncommercial album and thats maybe why its forgotten about.
If you are like me, I like short albums, running in at only 10 songs this is the reason I prefer to listen to this that any other Clash albums simply as I find it gets to the point.
Its highly confusing why this is such an underrated album, with the classic 'Tommy Gun' and a hidden gem which is 'All the Young Punks' I can't recommend this enough.
1978 was a great year for post punk bands, 'All Mod Con's by the Jam is a good example.
Try this forgotten Classic.
It's probably worth its price just for the opening track, the blistering 'Safe European Home', one of the finest Clash songs. But it doesn't let up after that, with such tracks as 'Tommy Gun' and 'Stay Free' showing The Clash at their melodic and lyrical best. There is not a bad song out of the 10 cuts that appear here, and I find it truly exciting to listen to.
Joe Strummer said this album was 'just rock' and maybe the guitars are a little more clean-cut than the raw-sounding debut record, but it must be said that the lyrics still retain that same ferocious 'punk' anger and social conscience of debut, and it is as well-articulated - particularly 'Tommy Gun' stands out in this respect.
In critical acclaim its always been an underdog to 'London Calling', but to me its just as awesome as that album. This and 'London Calling' are the essential, best, Clash albums.
This is the second studio album from the Clash and shows a degree of maturity and progression from their debut. Still full of an in your face attitude, a social awareness and political agenda, all backed by angry, passionate full speed ahead music, there is a blending of outside influences, especially reggae, and a more thoughtful tone to some of the lyrics that sets it apart from their debut, and begins to show where the band would go. It's another excellent outing, and a worthy addition to anyone's music collection. However, sandwiched as it is between the amazingly good debut and the sublime London Calling, it does lose a little shine and so gets 4 stars.
Released September 2013 and featuring full involvement with the band - "Sound System" by THE CLASH is a multiple CD, DVD and Memorabilia Box Set on Sony 88725460002 (Barcode 887254600022) and features the following:
A beautiful and thoughtfully put together Box Set shaped like a Ghetto Blaster Radio (270 x 420 x 100mm) - and once you open the flip-top lid - it reveals each item has been carefully placed inside in a numerical order - their exact placing within laid out in detail in the 'Service Manual'. Here are the contents - numbered 1 to 22 (1 to 8 housed in hard card book sleeves – the music is 1 to 6):
1. The Clash CD (Newly Remastered by Tim Young and The Clash)
2. Give 'Em Enough Rope CD (Newly Remastered)
3. London Calling 2CD (Newly Remastered)
4. Sandinista! 3CD (Newly Remastered) [1 to 4 on the left side]
5. Combat Rock CD (Newly Remastered)
6. The Clash Extras 3CD (Newly Remastered)
7. The Clash DVD (Newly Remastered)
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Best band of all time fantastic album great all round servicePublished 1 month ago by andrew tuffield
Superb album love clash at there best item arrived early and in ex Nick love it very happy customerPublished 5 months ago by john drysdale
In my view the Clash's best album. It has a variety of song styles - Safe European Home, Judy's Been Working for the Drug Squad, Stay Free and Last Gang in Town all vary in tempo... Read morePublished 7 months ago by PG Stirling
Not impressed at all.
For the amount you pay you would expect more content (lyrics etc.) to be on the print.
Wouldn't recommend it.