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Old 02-09-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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London Calling

Ok everyone. I'm reading about the Clash for class right now so they're on my brain. I just wanted to express my opinion that

"London Calling" is possibly the most over-rated album of all-time. I believe both "The Clash" and "Give 'Em Enough Rope" are far superior albums.

anyone wanna argue with me?
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^ agrees
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the Clash is a very over-rated band
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They all pale to the greatness that is Cut the Crap.

ARE YOU RED....Y?
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I think London Calling is perhaps the best album ever made. Period. The s/t is amazing, Give 'em Enough Rope is decent but redundant, but London Calling is just so broad in scope. There're maybe two songs on the album I halfway like, the rest are all like 9 out of 10 or better.
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They are not over- rated..... they are an extraordinary band and London Calling is just brilliant piece of music

but maybe Sandinista is my favorite. Its great!
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:07 PM   #7
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London Calling has a couple great songs. "Rudie Can't Fail" and "The Guns of Brixton" I think are the 2 best on the album. But as an album, I think it's too long (yes, obviously I know it was a double album) and so it gets boring to listen to straight through. I like it more when I listen to it in chunks of 3 or 4 songs.

I think both The Clash and Give 'Em Enough Rope have a higher ratio of great songs-- "I'm so Bored with the USA," "London's Burning," and "Career Opportunities" on the former, and "Last Gang In Town," "All the Young Punks," and "English Civil War" on the latter.

London Calling I think became the image of UK punk though because of the album cover and so it's taken on this mythic status in punk.....I don't think it's a bad album by any means, just not a great one.




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I think London Calling is perhaps the best album ever made. Period. The s/t is amazing, Give 'em Enough Rope is decent but redundant, but London Calling is just so broad in scope. There're maybe two songs on the album I halfway like, the rest are all like 9 out of 10 or better.
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tennispunk, you are on crack.

i've got nothing to say that hasn't been said, coming to this thread a little late.
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it has been suggested. i stand by my theory.


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London Calling is great,, But not as good as so many say.

This has nothing to do with London Calling, BUT this verse of the song Bankrobber cracks me up everytime i hear it.

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

This is as 4th grade as it gets, but actually the remaining verses pull the song back up.. But this is one verse for the history books.
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I dunno, the first 14 or so songs are just brilliant, from there out it's not quite as great. But I'd hardly say that there are only a few chunks of songs worth listening to.
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.... uhm... nevermind!
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it has been suggested. i stand by my theory.







that's cool, you like what you like.

what i find so amusing is that at a glance, you and i have very similar music taste. once you get into it, though, we're nowhere near the evil twins i initially thought

different strokes for different folks, so to speak.
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:41 PM   #14
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Well, it usually takes me a long time to make up my mind about this or that album. When I listened to "London Calling" though I at once thought that it was one of the best albums I've ever heard, and my opinion hasn't changed since then.
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I love 'London Calling'.

Sure there are a few clunkers here and there

but as a whole it's a fantastic album.
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