The Clash- Combat Rock
Call me stupid, but I never liked "Know Your Rights". I've always thought that song was super annoying and a crappy way to start out an album. And I'm saying that as a fan of The Clash. That song just never did it for me. When I used to have this on cd, I'd skip "Know Your Rights" and go straight to "Car Jamming", which is a great tune. But, for the purposes of this blog, I did start from the beginning.
It's kinda funny to listen to "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" now. It brings back memories of about two years ago of playing Rock Band with my friends. I was always on vocals doing my best Mick Jones.
I will say that The Clash are another band that I was late to jump on board with. Since I preferred the metal, anytime "Rock The Casbah" came on MTV, I got annoyed and changed the channel. Hell, it was until a few years ago that I found out the video was filmed in Austin. What can I say? I was a stupid and foolish boy, but I have made up for lost time. I have a majority of their catalog, but only this one on vinyl. But I did hear that they are re-issuing the catalog on vinyl, so I'm looking forward to that.
You ever hear of Matthew Ryan? Well if the answer is no, you really should. One of my all time favorite songwriters and through him, I started to really appreciate The Clash when he covered "Somebody Got Murdered" on his 2001 album Concussion. Go get that and everything else he has done. You will not be disappointed!
My favorite song off this album: