The Clash – The Clash (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:51 minutes | 790 MB | Genre: Punk, Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | @ Sony Music UK
– Ranked #3 by NME on its list of the Greatest Albums of the ’70s.
– Ranked #3 by Spin magazine on its list of the 50 Most Essential Punk Records.
– The U.S. version was ranked #77 by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Clash is the debut studio album by the English punk rock band of the same name. Released in 1977, it was mostly written on the 18th floor of a high-rise council flat rented by Mick Jones’ grandmother. The recording of the album took place over three weekend sessions at CBS Studio 3 in February 1977. The album is pure, unadulterated rage and fury, fueled by passion stemming from political and social disenfranchisement that many faced in the UK in the late 1970s, and the music is driven by relentless energy; the songs stripped down to bare-bones, three-chord rockers.
The album was well-received by critics and peaked at number 12 on the UK charts, while American critic Robert Christgau gae the album an A rating and stated, “Cut for cut, this may be the greatest rock and roll album…ever manufactured.”
Punk as alienated rage, as anticorporate blather, as joyous racial confusion, as evangelic outreach and white knuckles and haywire impulses.
- Janie Jones (2:08)
- Remote Control (3:03)
- I’m So Bored With the U.S.A. (2:25)
- White Riot (1:56)
- Hate & War (2:07)
- What’s My Name (1:41)
- Deny (3:07)
- London’s Burning (2:11)
- Career Opportunities (1:54)
- Cheat (2:06)
- Protex Blue (1:47)
- Police & Thieves (6:03)
- 48 Hours (1:36)
- Garageland (3:12)