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Title: Combat Rock
Mp3 Bitrate: 192 Kbps
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
7 Overpowered By Funk
8 Atom Tan
9 Sean Flynn
10 Ghetto Defendant
11 Inoculated City
12 Death Is A Star
Combat Rock is a 1982 album released by The Clash. It was the last album to feature the "original" line-up before Mick Jones left, and Topper Headon was kicked out for his heroin addiction. The album includes many different styles of music, continuing the trend from London Calling and their previous album Sandinista!
Combat Rock was originally planned as a double album with the working title Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg, but the idea was scrapped after internal wrangling within the group. Mick Jones had produced the first cut, but the other members were dissatisfied and producing duties were handed to Glyn Johns, at which point the album became a single LP. The original cut has since been obtained and subsequently bootlegged.
Pennie Smith shot the cover photo for Combat Rock on a deserted railway line outside Bangkok while the band was on their "Far East" tour in 1982.
In the United Kingdom the album charted at #2, spending 23 weeks in the UK charts. The album reached #7 in the United States, spending 61 weeks on the chart, and was certified platinum.
Following along the same note as Sandinista!, Combat Rock's catalogue number 'FMLN2' is the acronym for the El Salvador political party 'Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional' or FMLN.
In January 2000 this album along with the rest of the Clash's catalog was remastered and re-released.
According to Author Marcus Gray, the song Red Angel Dragnet was inspired by the January 1982 shooting death of Frank Melvin, a New York member of the Guardian Angels. It also likely drew inspiration from the 1976 movie Taxi Driver and its main character Travis Bickle. Bickle sports a mohawk in the later part of the film and that hairstyle was adopted by Joe Strummer during the album promotion. The song includes band associate Kosmo Vinyl attempting to impersonate Robert Di Niro by reciting lines from the film and is set in New York City, just like the film.
The song, Ghetto Defendant, features Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, who performed the song on stage with the band during the New York shows on their tour in support of the album.
Original U.S. pressings of the album had the full length track "Inoculated City" lasting 2:43. This version contained the audio from a television commercial for a toilet bowl cleaner called "2000 Flushes." After the maker of the product complained of copyright infringement the track was edited to 2:11. Approximately 100,000 copies of the first version were pressed with custom designed record labels. However the majority of copies sold had the edited track and were re-issued on a standard dark blue Epic Records label. The full length track also appeared on the B-side of a US "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" single. Early US CD copies had the edited track. But when the album was released as a remastered CD in 2000 the full length track was restored though no mention of this was made anywhere on the CD package.