Passing thoughts on the discography of The Clash that is not London Calling:
- Brian and I had a conversation that randomly veered onto the Clash which prompted to me to listen to all of their studio albums
- I have listened to London Calling a few times before, and recall some story about its producer encouraging them to go broader with the album so as to reach a wider audience; basically that it’s not much like their other albums
- I enjoy London Calling, but I’m not sure what to expect from a categorical English punk band
- I like the punk ethos of don’t wait for permission and build it yourself
- I strongly dislike when punk music is simplistic shouting
- Enough about me, let’s talk about the music
- I was pleasantly surprised!
- Their early albums don’t sound like the learned to play their instruments an hour before they started recording
- They probably listened to music outside of their genre even before London Calling 👍
- The albums after London Calling sound like they were trying to walk a line between keeping to their punk/ish origins and exploring integrating other genres into their sound
- I should mention that their “Guns On the Roof” is exactly the same riff as The Who’s “Can’t Explain”
- Would listen again!
This has been 🔥 takes.