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The Clash: London Calling (Epic)

Kris Needs, New York Rocker, December 1979

A DOUBLE album from the Clash, two discs for the price of one — but that's not the only surprise. Because the speed-rush buzzsaw roar of anger which characterized The Clash and (to a lesser degree) Give 'Em Enough Rope is nowhere to be found. No, think instead of 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais', 'Stay Free', 'Gates Of The West', Stax soul, Tom Waits, Exile On Main Street, Lee Perry, Gene Vincent, Phil Spector...

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