THE CLASH – The Last Gang In Town Released Their 2nd Album ‘GIVE ‘EM ENOUGH ROPE’ 45 Years Ago Today

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10 November 2023

Iconic class city rockers THE CLASH fronted by the late great Joe Strummer (1952 – 2002) released their 2nd LP GIVE ‘EM ENOUGH ROPE 45 years ago today, on 10 November 1978.

AllMusic wrote: “For their second album, The Clash worked with the American hard rock producer Sandy Pearlman, best-known for his work with Blue Öyster Cult and the Dictators.
The teaming was quite controversial within the punk community, and the sound of Give ‘Em Enough Rope is considerably cleaner, yet the more direct sound hardly tamed the Clash. While the record doesn’t burn with the same intense, amateurish energy of The Clash, it does have a big, forceful sound that is nearly as powerful.”

TUTV says: The production was a bit over the top, aimed at conquering
hard rock America. It’s not their best (well, their debut LP and, of course,
London Calling were unbeatable). Yet, it featured some clashing tracks such
as Safe European Home / Tommy Gun / Last Gang In Town / Stay Free.

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