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Genre: Rock

Released: May 14, 1982

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(111 Ratings)

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The Clash
The Clash

'70s Punk
'70s Punk

Punk Rock
Punk Rock






Combat Rock – The Clash

NameArtistTimePrice
1.
Know Your RightsClash3:40$0.99
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Car JammingClash4:00$0.99
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Should I Stay or Should I GoClash3:07$1.29
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Rock the CasbahClash3:40$1.29
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Red Angel DragnetClash3:45$0.99
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Straight to HellClash5:29$0.99
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Overpowered By FunkClash4:52$0.99
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Atom TanClash2:27$0.99
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Sean FlynnClash4:31$0.99
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Ghetto DefendantClash4:44$0.99
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Inoculated CityClash2:41$0.99
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Death Is a StarClash3:13$0.99

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Our Review

In 1982 there wasn’t another band in the world that could unite West Texas troubadour Joe Ely, New York graffiti artist Futura 2000, and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. That those are the three prominent guest musicians on Combat Rock says a lot about the Clash — about their eclectic interests and their stature not just in the music world, but within world culture at large. The Clash’s final album to feature the classic lineup, Combat Rock is at once their most basic rock album, and the most bizarre. The Clash had to go through a lot to be able to write a riff as simple and memorable as “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” “Rock the Casbah,” on the other hand, is one of the most effortlessly complex dance songs to ever top the charts. The rest of the album is thornier. “Overpowered by Funk,” “Car Jamming,” and “Sean Flynn” are even more out there than the songs on Sandinista!. “Inoculated City” is one of Mick Jones’ most underrated pop songs, but it is Joe Strummer’s “Straight To Hell” that ends Combat Rock, and the Clash’s career, with elegiac grace.

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Customer Reviews

Must I be the ghetto defendant? (5 stars)
A wonderful pinpoint in time for that time, Combat Rock is truly a great album, especially when copied onto a casette tape from a 33-1/3 LP and then listened to in a silver 1980's vintage Ford Escort on your way back from the beach in New York. (Okay, I know what you youngsters are saying right now... "What the &$#@* is an LP?" Well, its plastic, and big, and came with a cool picture cover to fondle and fetish while you listene

Looking back... (4 stars)
...it's hard to find a song more influential on or a sound-byte more repeated than "Should I stay or should I go..." For every Preppy that was first exposed to punk by this song in 1982, for every teen sitting in their parents' car making up lyrics for Rock The Casbah, this is one of those albums that made a generation. I loved it then and I love it now. I guess the real test of a song's (or album's) longevity is how much do you

Forget "Rock The Casbah." (5 stars)
Please. That may have been the worst song this band ever wrote. To wit: in the fall of 1982, I entered the University of Georgia as a freshman. The first tape(!) I bought in Athens was "Combat Rock," and I convinced my fraternity brother (yup! That's right: I'm a frat boy!) who DJed all our parties to put the tape in late one night. The powers that controlled the frat hated it (my pledge class loved it), and called me Punk Rock S

Biography

Formed: 1976 in London, England
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '70s, '80s

The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers. Where the Pistols were nihilistic, the Clash were fiery and idealistic, charged with righteousness and a leftist political ideology. From the outset, the band was more musically adventurous, expanding its hard rock & roll with reggae, dub, and rockabilly among other roots musics. Furthermore, they were blessed with two exceptional songwriters in Joe Strummer and Mick Jones,...

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Top Songs By The Clash

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Should I Stay or Should I GoCombat Rock3:07$1.29
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Rock the CasbahCombat Rock3:40$1.29
3.
London CallingLondon Calling3:19$1.29
4.
Train In VainLondon Calling3:09$1.29
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Rock the CasbahThe Singles3:41$1.29
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I Fought the LawThe Essential Clash2:39$1.29
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Should I Stay or Should I GoThe Singles3:07$1.29
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Straight to HellCombat Rock5:29$0.99
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BankrobberThe Singles4:33$1.29
10.
Police On My BackSandinista!3:17$0.99

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