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The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Clash Singles Part 3 - Sandinista and New York

Cut to 1981.  The Clash are releasing new material at a breakneck pace.  Around this time, the band wanted to release one single per month.   The record company put the kabash on that.   They followed up their double album, London Calling, from the year before with the TRIPLE album Sandinista!

And still, there were non LP B-sides.

The Call Up b/w Stop the World (CBS 1981)

The A Side an anti draft tune from the album.  The B Side an anti-nuke tune.

Hitsville U.K. b/w Radio One (CBS 1981)

Second single from Sandinista!  The A side a duet with Mick Jones and his girlfried Ellen Foley about the joys of Motown in the UK.   The B Side a reggae 'toast' by Mikey Dread.

The Magnificent Seven b/w The Magnificent Dance  (CBS 1981)

Pulled from Sandinista!, this track showcases the band's fascination with New York street music.   The B side is a dub version.

This is Radio Clash b/s Radio Clash (CBS 1982)

This single, which is heavily influenced by New York street beats, fills the gap between records

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