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uh_oh  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's your happy song?

I gotta get acquainted with the Clash, any suggestions/starters/essentials, favorites besides this?

sounds_sound  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Guns of Brixton

thenewgreen  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Those drums sound sooo good. Reminds me of some of the drum sounds from Ziggy. I attempted to play and record drums earlier tonight and damn, it's hard to do well.

Here, have some Five Years -cause, why not? Remember seeing him in Michigan?

sounds_sound  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do remember. With Phil. And his tight pants.

thenewgreen  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wonder what happened to Phil? And his tight pants

sounds_sound  ·  2054 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They're probably getting tighter.

user-inactivated  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My favorite song of their is "Straight to Hell", but it depends what you're into. Their eponymous first album is really good--it's pure punk with some reggae influence. Give 'em Enough Rope is also pretty good, bit more catchy. London Calling is a must--"Train in Vain," "Clampdown," and "Spanish Bombs" are all really good and easy to get into. Sandanista! is probably my favorite album of theirs--it's the most experimental and psychedelic. Combat Rock was the most commercial, but "Should I Stay or Should I Go" is great and "Rock the Casbah" is amazing. Anything after Topper was kicked out isn't really worth listening to (Cut the Crap, etc.)

thenewgreen  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My favorite Clash song from "London Calling," which I think is often overlooked (because it's such a damn good album) is Lost in the Supermarket

I wasn't born, so much as I fell out......

uh_oh  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh yeah I've heard that before! sweet. I'm pretty sure that album was ranked as one of the "best" album covers ever by Rolling Stone.