The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) (1 Viewer)

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Title: Sandinista!
Artist: The Clash
Released: 1980

Tracks:
1 - The Magnificent Seven - 5:30
2 - Hitsville U.K. - 4:21
3 - Junco Partner - 4:52
4 - Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - 3:05
5 - The Leader - 1:41
6 - Something About England - 3:42
7 - Rebel Waltz - 3:25
8 - Look Here - 2:45
9 - The Crooked Beat - 5:28
10 - Somebody Got Murdered - 3:33
11 - One More Time - 3:32
12 - One More Dub - 3:35
13 - Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice) - 4:50
14 - Up in Heaven (Not Only Here) - 4:32
15 - Corner Soul - 2:42
16 - Let's Go Crazy - 4:24
17 - If Music Could Talk - 4:36
18 - The Sound of Sinners - 4:01

Overview:
Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side. Anticipating the "world music" trend of the 1980s, it features reggae, jazz, mock gospel, rockabilly, folk, dub, rhythm and blues, calypso, and rap. For the first time, the band's traditional songwriting credits of Strummer and Jones were replaced by a generic credit to the Clash, and the band cut the album royalties, in order to release the 3-LP at a low price.
The title refers to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and its catalogue number, 'FSLN1', refers to the abbreviation of the party's Spanish name, Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.
Sandinista! was voted best album of the year in the Pazz & Jop critics poll in The Village Voice, and was ranked number 404 on the Rolling Stone list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2003. Slant Magazine listed the album at number 85 on its "Best Albums of the 1980s" list in 2012.
 

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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



oh man.

I had this on my list then retracted it because it seemed like a cruel and unusual punishment to inflict on everyone.
 

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It's probably my fav clash album but I wouldn't have the patience to get into it if I was new to it now.

Here's an attempt to cut it down to a single album, including a track that wasn't even on the album but was recorded simultaneously so it counts as much as anything else



Really it shouldn't be cut down though, the whole point of it is absolute excess, not concise songwriting.
 

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four songs in and the best thing about it so far are the space invader sound effects in Ivan Meets G.I.Joe
 

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Indeed, RIP Album Club

for those still listening though:

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not reading what's in that spoiler til I've listened 3 times cos I don't wanna ruin it for myself.

Will put it on after this Magnetic Fields album I listening to right now.

This is Thumped Album Club album for all of 2017, yeah?

3 listens? yeah?
 

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Band I Don't Get Thread. The Clash. Although I heard a tune on the radio the other night that was good, supermarket?? something like that. When I heard it was the Clash I was all "aww I'm supposed to hate them"
 

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Same same.

They have a couple of absolute corkers but for some reason I can't stand them generally
 

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Love the version of 'Guns of Brixton' on this.
Guns of Brixton is one of the few songs of theirs that I think is really good. That said, will give this a fair go when I get around to it. This isn't the week for messing about with that kind of potentially irritating stuff though.
 
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