Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Clash - London Calling

The Clash – London Calling

Epic, 1979

Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2007

Price: $20

One of the more expensive records I’ve bought, but seeing it at Love Garden I knew I needed to have it. How can you have a record collection and not have London Calling? Seriously. This was one of the handful of records that saved my life in the middle ground of nu-metal and punk. One that I picked up from the public library and was instantly blown away by and here, now, in 2009 on my turntable it sounds as fresh as it did back then. It’s timeless. Blah blah blah, and everything else that’s ever been said about this album. It’s packed with monster jams. Anyway, I can’t even think about anything to write about this because, as I’m listening to it I’m rocking out too much. Other than the fact that “Lost in the Supermarket” runs through my head EVERY SINGLE TIME I go grocery shopping (playing over whatever sad music they are playing (it’s always sad music) or ABBA).

Now! Off to St. Louis and Austin after that for SXSW! AHH. Here's to hoping that my liver does not incur too much damage over the next week.


  1. Oh man, I totally sold this album my Freshman year to buy a shirt or something equally fleeting. Oh well. This record is super rad, I'm sad I don't have it anymore. Maybe I'll just have to stumble across another garage sale packed with copious amounts of cheap good records.

  2. I used to have that Down By Law poster. Prized possession, but technically my now-ex-wife's.