THE CLASH Released Their Punktastic Debut LP 45 Years Ago Today

Back in time

8 April 2022

THE CLASH translated their social commitment and political discontent into a razor-sharp and outstanding debut album. A historic LP and probably one of the most important punk albums ever. A new generation raised its voice. Loud, clear, fast, innovative and straight in the face of the narcissistic, right-wing establishment.

After forty-five years (8 April 1977) this ‘no fillers, all killers‘ knockout record still sounds furious and roars mighty and still is highly inspiring for many young, committed bands who try and hope to make a difference. The restless heart and honest soul of the only band that mattered will never vanish

AllMusic wrote: “Never Mind the Bollocks may have appeared revolutionary, but the Clash’s eponymous debut album was pure, unadulterated rage and fury, fueled by passion for both rock & roll and revolution. Though the cliché about punk rock was that the bands couldn’t play, the key to the Clash is that although they gave that illusion, they really could play — hard. The charging, relentless rhythms, primitive three-chord rockers, and the poor sound quality give the album a nervy, vital energy. Joe Strummer’s slurred wails perfectly compliment the edgy rock, while Mick Jones’ clearer singing and charged guitar breaks make his numbers righteously anthemic.” Full review here. Score: 5/5.

Three stormy highlights…

WHITE RIOT

I’M SO BORED WITH THE U.S.A.

JANIE JONES

The classic in full…

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THE CLASH: Biography – Discography

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