19 Comments (since 4 Oct 2012)
What can I say? Superb.
Excellent track from the underrated Sandinista
From the too often overlooked Clash album. Superb.
last 1 of night,cant say ilike it because---charlie tooo close to home. apacalypse now-dont get me started. ''the horror,the horror"just love the smell of napaalm in the morning"film incredible,cant remember that track tho' what are they the doves of peace?sorry,no objectivity. try again tom........
@Bukowski @SueSkinner @AndyWilkinson I didn't know it was considered underrated (I must get out more), overwhelming I would say. Thanks for positive comments.
@lynn200 I can imagine what you mean. The tracks not from the film but the title is a line from the film. It's horrible, but as you often say it's also an education.x
@kemiladashdot Probably more like under-celebrated.
Completely in a different league than your current posting, and still unhappy with not being able to post it, I present this to you because you would have liked it, methinks:
the arts are supposed to inspire thought yes?good you changed the background, ''the quiet american'' by graham green.
@kemiladashdot I think that it often overlooked in The Clash canon as the others have a sub title. 'The Clash' The first album. 'Give 'Em Enough Rope' The inbetween album. 'London Calling' The classic album. 'Combat Rock' The one with all the singles on. So 'Sandinista' tends to be overlooked in that way. I bought it with some trepidation given its length, one of the best musical purchases I ever made.
@labracoon Thanks, and you are right. More than liked,- had overlooked this band completely. TIMJ has made me reconsider a lot of music, old & new. A lot of stuff I had (unwittingly?) dismissed,(because of my juvenile anti-hippy stance). I found that I had a lot of blind spots, thinking I knew a certain band only to discover I knew very little. I'm now hearing afresh, this being a case in point. Thanks again
@kemiladashdot I agree with you regarding 'juvenille anti-hippy stance'; I have dug out a lot of 1960s stuff since joining TIMJ especially 'Astral Weeks'.
@Bukowski I certainly remember it being an unusual purchase with the 3 albums in 1 (simple/ no frills type) sleeve, and was it for the price of a single album? It was certainly relatively inexpensive. Even that may have worked against it, because back in the day you got what you paid for. Budget albums tended to be inferior or at least were perceived to be.
(I didn't know we had a limited number of characters) anyway.... I look back fondly remembering that the fact it was not convenient to skip tracks meant that one would grow in time to appreciate, what might be dismissed now.
@Bukowski Exactly - Astral weeks is a good example, you could live your whole life without ever having heard it, but certain that either you had, or you knew enough about it that you didn't have to
@kemiladashdot I agree. On a more related point I think that 'Sandinista' stands up to 'repeat playing' more than any other Clash album.
@Bukowski Definitely, and ditto for the clash of any of the bands who came directly from punk I think. Like I say I didn't realise it was "overlooked", I shall become more evangelical in my promoting of it, it's a valuable record for people to know well.
''beam me up Scottie''
@lynn200 @lynn200 Your not around much today!