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London Calling was a grown-up record. The Clash explored their place in the world, and flexed their muscles in the process, challenging punk dogma and ruling circles at the same time. Rock believers have debated the impact and influence of cultural heroes who preach from the pulpit for generations, and clash fans and foes have had plenty to say. 30 years down the road, the ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 28th 2013 by Continuum (first published 2007)
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The world has spun a few times since "London Calling" was released back in very late 1979 (on vinyl, natch!), but the love fest that has sprung up in its wake continues to gather steam. For my money, it's always been a great (if somewhat slightly overrated) album, as well as the album on which The Clash began to squander their greatness. From here, it would be a long, sad downward spiral through "Sandanista" and into the abyss with "Combat Rock." As someone who prefers the friendly and comfortab ...more
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David L. Ulin is book critic, and former book editor, of the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, Labyrinth, and The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, selected as a best book of 2004 by the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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