The Clash - London Calling

The Clash - London Calling7" (Green Sleeve)

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 7" 1979 (CBS - S CBS 8087)

A London Calling 3:18
AA Armagideon Time 3:50

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UK 12" 1979 (CBS - CBS 12 8087)

A1 London Calling 3:18
A2 Armagideon Time 3:50
Armagideon Time (Version) (8:51)
B1 Justice Tonight (Version)
B2 Kick It Over (Version)

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 11, 10 wks


Credits

Topper Headon: drums, percussion
Paul Simonon: bass
Mick Jones: guitars, vocals
Joe Strummer: piano, vocals
Micky Gallagher: organ

'London Calling' produced by Guy Stevens
Chief engineer: Bill Price
2nd engineer: Jerry Green

'Armagideon Time ' produced by The Clash
Chief engineer: Bill Price
2nd engineer: Jerry Green

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, DECEMBER 13 - 26, 1979: Pardon me for going against the party line on the subject of This Band, but they still play far too loud in the studio. Why won't Joe Strummer let us hear more than one word? Why does all the rest get lost in the echo? Until they face these elementary facts, sides like 'London Calling' will always fail to condense all that fury and grandeur into a truly great record. B side, 'Armagideon Time', is their most successful attempt at reggae so far, with a bubbling bass and some very effective Middle Eastern guitar figures. I still love and admire them but, if they're going to reach the unconverted, more discipline is called for.

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