London Calling - 30th Anniversary

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Mixmaster Shecky
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London Calling - 30th Anniversary

Post by Mixmaster Shecky » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:14 am

Fuck. 30 years. I remember buying it on vinyl the year I graduated high school. Holy shit.

30. Fucking. Years. Ago.

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Those glorious bastards.

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Post by Little Timmy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:36 am

Anybody remember seeing them at the Aragon Ballroom in August, 1982 (Combat Rock tour)? I believe there were two shows; we saw them on Friday the 13th. That date stands out, because the accelerator on my beater stuck on the ride back to Madison -- made for exciting times.

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Post by Lep » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:03 am

In the Fox in the ATL. Probably the most excited I've ever been at a concert. I didn't know much of the story, but I did know that Joe had gone missing earlier, and when I saw he had come back with that Mohawk 'do, I thought, it's over. Can't remember whether I realized Topper had already been dumped. Still, it was a great show. They were all so cool. Still have the T-shirt.

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Post by Jake » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 pm

Never got into the Clash until college. Read The Clash: Return of the Last Gang in Town, and really got into them. That book came out in 1995, so I was pretty late to the party. Not as late as some though, ha ha.

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Post by miss carol » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:40 pm

Still one of greatest records of all time. It has aged well.

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Post by DJMurphy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:38 am

That Josh B article was cool to read again. I was a bit late to the party, too. I didn't get it until '99 when they remastered their catalog, but I think I bought it and the UK version of the debut, and Give 'Em Enough Rope all within the span of a week (it was a good week). Prior to that, I had owned The Story of the Clash, Vol. 1, so I had an inkling from the LC tracks on there that the full thing was going to be something special... hunch correct.

Does anyone here have the 2CD/1DVD version? Should I spring for it? How's the DVD?

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Post by steve-o » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:08 am

miss carol wrote:Still one of greatest records of all time. It has aged well.
Agreed. One of the few records you can listen straight through and not hear a single weak track.

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Post by Jake » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:36 am

steve-o wrote:One of the few records you can listen straight through and not hear a single weak track.
Not even "Lost in the Supermarket"? :)

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Post by steve-o » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:59 am

Jake wrote: Not even "Lost in the Supermarket"? :)
I hope you're joking. Tell me you're joking.

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Post by worpswede » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:20 pm

DJMurphy wrote: Does anyone here have the 2CD/1DVD version? Should I spring for it? How's the DVD?
The Westway To The World DVD is better and much of the London Calling DVD pulls from similar footage. I'd stick with the remastered budget line disc and get the Westway documentary for better results. The bonus material on the delux edition of London Calling isn't as revalatory as I thought it would be.
And "Lost In The Supermarket" may be one of the weaker tracks on the album, but it's decent enough for me to sing it everytime I find myself looking for items in the grocery store.

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