The Clash - Combat Rock-LP-South

The Clash - Combat Rock

The final album by the Clash's original Strummer / Jones incarnation originally released in 1982. It includes two massive hits: 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' has the biggest, stupidest, most perfect riff this side of 'Louie Louie,' and 'Rock the Casbah' pulls the band's politics, fine-honed sarcasm, and saw-toothed guitar sound into the service of a dance-floor beat. Strummers lyrics have also deepened on this record - Allen Ginsberg turns up on 'Ghetto Defendant 'and its clear on some of the other tracks ('Car Jamming', 'Straight To Hell') that he was an influence on Strummers songwwriting.