The Clash – Combat Rock / The People’s Hall

Release date: 20/05/2022
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The Clash

Combat Rock / The People's Hall

Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. Now re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition (includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague) and a 2CD special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash.

FORMATS

2CD, 3LP, 7", LP (Limited Edition Green Vinyl)

GENRE

Rock
Release date: 20/05/2022
SKU: 19439999207 Category: Tag:

Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. Now re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition (includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague) and a 2CD special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash.

Having returned to London following their pivotal 17-show residency at New York’s Bond’s Casino in 1981, the band rehearsed and recorded at The People’s Hall in the squatted Republic of Frestonia near Latimer Road in London and from there they embarked on a tour of the East and South East Asia, during which the album sleeve image was captured by Pennie Smith in Thailand.

The tracks on ‘The People’s Hall’ chart the period from what was their last single Radio Clash right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks.

Format – 7″, 2CD, LP (Limited Edition Green Vinyl), 3LP

2 for £25

TRACKLISTING (IF AVAILABLE)

Vinyl side splits as indicated –

Combat Rock – SIDE A

1. Know Your Rights
2. Car Jamming
3. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
4. Rock The Casbah
5. Red Angel Dragnet
6. Straight To Hell

Combat Rock – SIDE B

1. Overpowered By Funk
2. Atom Tan
3. Sean Flynn
4. Ghetto Defendant
5. Inoculated City
6. Death Is A Star

The People’s Hall – SIDE A

1. Outside Bonds
2. Radio Clash
3. Futura 2000

The People’s Hall – SIDE B

1. First Night Back In London
2. Radio One – Mikey Dread
3. He Who Dares Or Is Tired*
4. Long Time Jerk
5. The Fulham Connection [aka The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too]

The People’s Hall – SIDE C

1. Midnight To Stevens
2. Sean Flynn
3. Idle In Kangaroo Court
4. Know Your Rights*

NB: SIDE D IS BLANK

*Previously unreleased

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