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The Clash - Combat Rock (Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram)

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Combat Rock is the fifth studio album by the English rock band The Clash. It was released on 14 May 1982 through CBS Records. In the United Kingdom, the album charted at number 2, spending 23 weeks in the UK charts, and peaked at number 7 in the United States, spending 61 weeks on the chart. The album was propelled by Topper Headon's "Rock the Casbah" which became a staple in the newly launched MTV. Combat Rock continued the influence of funk and reggae like the previous albums but also featured a more radio-friendly sound which alienated some Clash fans. The recording and producing process of the album was tiring and full of infighting between Mick Jones and Joe Strummer. Headon's heroin addiction grew worse and he slowly became distant from the band. The band had disagreed on the creative process of the album and called in Glyn Johns to produce the more radio-friendly sound of Combat Rock.

Combat Rock is the group's best-selling album, being certified double platinum in the United States and reaching number 2 in the U.K. Many believe that the band had reached its peak maturity with Combat Rock, as the sound was less anarchic. It contains two of the Clash's signature songs, the singles "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go". "Rock the Casbah" became highly successful in the United States and proved to be the band's anticipated U.S breakthrough. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" was not as successful until being re-released in 1991 and topped the charts in their native United Kingdom. Combat Rock is the last Clash album featuring the classic lineup. Topper Headon was fired days before the release of Combat Rock and Mick Jones was infamously fired after the end of the Combat Rock tour in 1983.

Release Info

Label: Sony Music – 88985391771, Legacy – 88985391771
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
Country: Europe
Released: Apr 7, 2017
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Punk


A1 Know Your Rights 3:34
A2 Car Jamming 3:54
A3 Should I Stay Or Should I Go 3:03
A4 Rock The Casbah 3:31
A5 Red Angel Dragnet 3:41
A6 Straight To Hell 5:22
B1 Overpowered By Funk 4:48
B2 Atom Tan 2:23
B3 Sean Flynn 4:21
B4 Ghetto Defendant 4:26
B5 Inoculated City 2:38
B6 Death Is A Star 3:04

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