The Clash: Give 'Em Enough Rope (Epic)
Alan Betrock, New York Rocker, January 1979
OKAY, SO I'M supposed to write this treatise on the new, long-delayed, Clash album — a task I'm quite looking forward to since I reckon their first platter is the most original and successful debut the new wave can point to. So now I'm sitting here for about a week and I keep putting off the job. Why? Well, this record just does not make it and that's a big letdown for me — I keep waiting and thinking it'll get better but it doesn't — in fact it just gets worse. And you wanna know why? Well, here's some of the reasons...
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