Pt. I: The Clash’s London Calling
Songs featured in this episode:
Jimmy Jazz by The Clash (from London Calling)
Clash City Rockers by The Clash (UK single, on the US release of the Clash’s first album)
Love is the Drug by Roxy Music (a UK hit in 1975)
Brand New Cadillac by Vince Taylor (covered by the Clash on London Calling)
Spanish Bombs by The Clash (on London Calling, the Clash’s first attempt at Spanish in a song)
The Clash’s self titled, debut album was released on April 8, 1977 and went to #12 on the charts. It included some punk anthems such as Janie Jones, White Riot, and London’s Burning. It also included one reggae cover, Police & Thieves, as a taste of whats to come.
Give Em Enough Rope
The Clash’s second album was released on November 10, 1978 and went to number 2 on the charts. It featured some more punk music written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones.
A stand out track is Stay Free, a nostalgic song about friendship and childhood that Mick wrote about his friend
The Clash’s third album is their masterpiece. A raucous mix of punk, reggae, and rock n roll, The Clash took music to places it had never been before.
Give it a listen you shmuck!
Pt. 2: Beverly Hills Cop
@ the Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH