Give 'Em Enough Rope is the second studio album by the English punk rock band the Clash. It was released on 10 November 1978 through CBS Records. It was their first album released in the United States, preceding the . version of The Clash. The album was well received by critics and fans, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom Albums Chart, and number 128 in the Billboard 200.
The teaming was quite controversial within the punk community, and the sound of Give 'Em Enough Rope is considerably cleaner, yet the more direct sound hardly tamed the Clash. While the record doesn't burn with the same intense, amateurish energy of The Clash, it does have a big, forceful sound that is nearly as powerful. What keeps Give 'Em Enough Rope from being a classic is its slightly inconsistent material.
Give’ Em Enough Rope, their second album (The Clash, released in the . in 1977, remains unissued here, as do several remarkable singles that appear on neither LP), is a rocker’s assault on the Real World in the grand tradition of Beggar’s Banquet, Let It Bleed and Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
Although Give ‘Em Enough Rope doesn’t pack quite the punch or purpose of the band’s debut, Safe European Home, Tommy Gun, and Drug-Stabbing Time show a growing synergy in the songwriting partnership between Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. The rollicking R&B of Julie’s Been Working For the Drug Squad presages the stylistic breakthrough of London Calling, while English Civil War offers the band’s punk audience one last furious anthem. Produced by Blue Oyster Cult guru Sandy Pearlman, the Clash’s sophomore album was a conscious attempt to give the band a more commercial sound. Although Give ‘Em Enough Rope doesn’t pack quite the punch or purpose of the band’s debut, Safe European Home, Tommy Gun, and Drug-Stabbing Time show a growing synergy in the songwriting partnership between Joe Strummer and Mick Jones.
Give 'Em Enough Rope is the second music album by The Clash, released in 1978. In the US it was their official debut, preceding the . The album was well received by critics and fans, peaking at number 2 in the UK chart, and number 128 in the . The album's title was inspired by the expression "give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves". It was voted album of the year for 1978 by Rolling Stone and Timemagazines, as well as the popular UK music weekly, Sounds.
Give 'Em Enough Rope (Remastered) The Clash Label: Sony Release Date: 1/25/2000 1 Safe European Home - 3:50 2 English Civil War - 2:35 3 Tommy Gun - 3:17 4 Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad - 3:03 5 Last Gang in Town - 5:14 6 Guns on the Roof - 3:15 7 Drug-Stabbing Time - 3:43 8. Stay Free - 3:40 9 Cheapskates - 3:25 10 All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts) - 4:56. Amidst its glories is their second (and for me) overlooked album from the spring of 1978 - the short but storming "Give 'Em Enough Rope".
Album Name Give 'Em Enough Rope. Erscheinungsdatum 1978. 1. Safe European Home. 2. English Civil War. 3. Tommy Gun. 4. Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad. 5. Last Gang in Town. 7. Drug-Stabbing Time. 10. All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts).
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