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on 1 September 2006
Following on from the gargantuan and indulgent "Sandanista" the Clash went and got a bit global on us with this album.

There's the standards that are unarguably, irrefutable classics. "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - a no-brainer guitar riff that is so obviously mesmeric. "..Cashbah" being an eccentric classic with Topper's piano riff carrying it.

However, the real charm of this album lays in it's highpoint - the profound and elegant "Straight To Hell" which stands up as one of the most moving and bizarre tracks they ever put down. Bleak post-'Nam lyrics and a fascinating musical back-drop.

Some pleasant but indecisive noodling towards the end perhaps lets this album down a little from being a full-blown masterwork.

But this remains a defining album and a reminder of what The Clash had about them that so many other bands don't.

Even Travis Bickle pops up.
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