London Calling is the third studio album by English rock band The Clash. It was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 by Epic Records. The Clash recorded the album at Wessex Sound Studios in London during August, September and November 1979, following a change in management and a period of writer's block for Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, the band's lead vocalists, guitarists, and lyricists
London Calling, the third album by English rock band The Clash, was released on December 14th, 1979 in the United Kingdom and January of 1980 in the United States. London Calling has impressive subject matter coverage; topics range from racial conflict, unemployment, and drug use to safe sex, the tragic life of actor Montgomery Clift, and social displacement. The album has enjoyed an enormous amount of praise and critical acclaim, from the time of its release to the present day. London Calling was on the Top 10 Album Chart in the United Kingdom, and its title track London Calling was a Top 20 Single. In 2003, Rolling Stone Ranked it on their Top 500 Albums Of All Time List. London Calling Q&A.
London Calling" is a song by the British punk rock band the Clash. It was released as a single from the band's 1979 double album London Calling. This apocalyptic, politically charged rant features the band's post-punk sound, electric guitar and vocals. The song was written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. The title alludes to the BBC World Service's station identification: "This is London calling. which was used during World War II, often in broadcasts to occupied countries.
The Clash recorded this album after returning to England from a short US tour. The band was intrigued by American music as well as its rock'n'roll mythology, so much so that the album cover was a tribute to Elvis Presley's first album. This was recorded at Wessex Studios, located in a former church in the Highbury district of North London. Many hit recordings had already come out of this studio, including singles and albums by the Sex Pistols, The Pretenders and the Tom Robinson Band. London Calling was a double album, but it wasn't supposed to be. The band were angry that CBS had priced their previous EP, The Cost of Living at £. 9, and so in the interests of their fans they insisted that London Calling be a double LP. CBS refused, so the band tried a different tactic: how about a free single on a one-disc LP?
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On London Calling, the foursome of Strummer, guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon tipped their natty fedoras - part of their new greaser-gangster image - to all three of those artists, and they didn’t stop there. Over the course of 19 tracks, The Clash goes careening through rockabilly, reggae, soul, R&B, ska and Phil Spector pop. There’s even a love song, Train In Vain, which the group cut on its final day at Wessex Studio in London. The album itself climbed No. 27, and while The Clash would achieve greater commercial success three years and two records later with Combat Rock - the one that spawned Rock the Casbah and Should I Stay or Should I Go? - - London Calling is the band’s artistic pinnacle.
London Calling is the third album from The Clash. The iconic cover photograph of bass player Paul Simonon smashing his guitar to pieces was taken by photographer Pennie Smith at the New York Palladium in 1979. Simonon was reportedly unhappy with the band's performance, and wrecked his guitar during the final song White Riot. He later gave the watch he wore that night to Smith as a present, broken as he swung around his guitar, the hands stuck at ten-to-ten. London Calling (3:20).