The Clash - London Calling (1979)
London Calling is the third album by English rock band The Clash, released December 14, 1979 on CBS Records in the UK and in January 1980 on Epic Records in the United States. The album represented a change in The Clash's musical style, and featured elements of ska, pop, soul, and reggae music. The album's subject matter included unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.
The album received positive reviews and was ranked at number eight on Rolling Stone' 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 "London Calling" was a top twenty single. It has sold over two million copies worldwide, and was certified platinum in the United States.
Posted by wino at Friday, May 23, 2008