London Calling - The Clash 1979

Bursting at the seams with creative energy, the Clash's stunning 1979 double album, fav track - Guns Of Brixton

cover design by Ray Lowry

photograph by Pennie Smith

Ray Lowry said his Clash cover was a tribute to the classic 1956 Elvis cover art on rock'n'roll 1

  • soulblueprint 9y

    very cool. i remember the clash from my high school days. along with the sex pistols, the ramones, p.i.l. (public image limited- johnny lydon's group- i was really into sex pistols and PIL) and a slew of others! too many to name.
  • Kristen Peterson 9y

    Love love LOVE this album. An all time "desert island" classic for me!

    Clampdown was my favorite....haven't heard it in a while....perhaps I need to download it immediately!

    :) Kristen

    p.s., the Clash's self titled album is even better than this to me.
  • Ian Burt 9y

    hey jade4u new wave bands had an energy and raw edge that the music scene needed real bad, I was lucky enough to see the sex pistols first ever gig, and the jam also, great times.
  • dbuk2 9y

    A classic punk fave !!!
  • dbuk2 9y

    Ps I agree LolaT-530.The Clash Rocks !!!
  • Ian Burt 9y

    lola you are so right, when this was made punk had lost it's way, more classic punk covers to come : )
  • We Got The Beat 9y

    i love Clash & PIL to ;DDD
  • We Got The Beat 9y

    ;the best))) White Riot!!!
  • random green 7y

    The second best band of the seventies, after The Who.
  • 11 Chance Street 5y

    We're having an exhibition of works from the guy who designed this Ray Lowry from June 18th at Idea Generation Gallery.
    He's done some awesome stuff, come check it out
    www.facebook.com/add_email.php#!/IdeaGenerationGallery
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