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The Clash

London Calling

Punk Rock
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1979
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  • 1977

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London Calling is the third studio album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 through CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 through Epic Records. The album represented a significant change in The Clash’s musical style, which now featured major elements of ska, funk, pop, soul, jazz, rockabilly and reggae far more prominently than in their previous two albums. The album’s subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood. The album received unanimously positive reviews and was ranked at number eight on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. London Calling was a top ten album in the UK, and its lead single... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The ice age is coming, the sun's zooming in ... A nuclear error, but I have no fear ... Cause London is drowning I, I live by the river

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This song is listed #15 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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