The Clash Combat Rock
Limited green colored vinyl. The final album by The Clash's original Strummer/Jones incarnation, originally released in 1982. It includes two massive hits: 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' has the biggest, stupidest, most perfect riff this side of 'Louie Louie', and 'Rock the Casbah' pulls the band's politics, fine-honed sarcasm, and saw-toothed guitar sound into the service of a dance-floor beat. Strummer's lyrics also deepened on this record - Allen Ginsberg turns up on 'Ghetto Defendant' and it's clear on some of the other tracks ('Car Jamming', 'Straight to Hell') that he was an influence on Strummer's songwwriting.