Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Clash: London Calling 2012 Mix




I suppose Record Store Days singles still seem more of a tribute to our favourite faltering institution than cash grab. That said, aside from the pleasure of the new Pennie Smith cover art (more here) and the subtly-tweaked mix (supervised by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Bill Price) this RSD Clash single is a bit of a minor item. Still, even minor Clash pleasures are worth noting, so enjoy this version until Sony yanks it down sometime in the next fifteen minutes.





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10 comments:

  1. No excuse required to play this, on any occasion - what I would like though, is another Pennie Smith book of unseen Clash images like these.

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    1. Yeah that pink Clash coffee table book, which has lots of her stuff in it - is stunning.

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    2. Is it? I leafed thru it years ago and now sort of regret not picking it up at the time.

      I need to visit a good book store.

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    3. I got mine in the cheap bin and it was an entertaining flip-through -though the text was (surprise surprise) pretty unrevealing.

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  2. All praise to Record Store Day!

    I'm interested in it for the instrumental.

    Particularly hearing Topper's
    drums.

    It does beat the yet-another-re-release of "Anarchy In The UK", tho'...

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    1. Yeah it seems classier than those SP re-issues which even Rotten hates

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  3. 'London Calling' was pretty astounding back in the day.Other albums that surprised me during that era were The Jam 'All Mod Cons',Jimmy Pursey 'Imagination Camouflage' and Magazine 'Real Life' (amongst others).All the albums mentioned could fit nicely into my Top 10.

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    1. Agree on those (well I didn't care for the Pursey solo album back then - should try again...

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