Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by English punk rock band the Clash. It was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side
In 1980, The Clash released triple album Sandinista!, their greatest folly and an indulgence to match the worst excesses of prog rock. Sandinista! is the same: there’s too much of it, the flavours are weird and sometimes it’s hard to know what anything is. A triple album for the price of a single, The Clash’s fourth album is a sprawling, genre-defying, self-indulgent snapshot of a band run wild. Emboldened by the success of London Calling, free of manager Bernie Rhodes, and stoned out of their fucking minds, The Clash delivered an album seemingly tailor-made to piss off CBS and confuse the more conservative elements of their fanbase ( You want punk rock? Try this, sunshine! ).
Album · 1980 · 36 Songs. Yet their punk spirit is alive throughout-from the organ-drenched gospel of The Sound of Sinners to the Dadaist noise collage Silicone on Sapphire to ambient dub blast The Crooked Beat. Police on My Back is straight-up punk-in-the-streets, and Hitsville . There’s even a jazz cover (Mose Allison’s Look Here ). The album reveals a great band brave enough to fail, although they come out heroes.
Album Name Sandinista! Type Album. Музыкальный стильPunk-Rock. Владельцы этого альбома50. DISC 1. 1. The Magnificent Seven.
Sandinista! was The Clash's response to the two-album set - The River - released by Bruce Springsteen. In what was a growing row with the record company after the smashing success of London Calling, The Clash wanted the financial backing to issue three records for the cost of a single lp and to promote it in the . with only a few gigs. Replace the arcade sounds with a soundtrack from a video game & toss in the "bad guy" of the moment and Ivan Meets . Joe becomes a timely classic from the new resource wars. I am sure The Clash was under pressure to deliver London Calling II and it can be argued that pairing Sandinista! down to about 12 tracks would have made for an absolutely brilliant album.
A triple-album was too much music it was argued, not only for listeners to comprehend but for The Clash to fill up with quality music. This may be semi-true; it is obvious to those listeners that sit through all 36 songs that the quality control is almost non-apparent. This is a shame as there are many excellent songs present that are lost amongst the murk.
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