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The Clash

Track-This Is England

Album-Cut The Crap

Label-CBS Records

Year-1985

 

Topper Headron had been kicked out of the band and Mick Jones quit in 1983 which left just Joe Strummer and bassist Paul Simonon as the only original Clash members in the band. So when Strummer decided to make one more record it was met with ridicule and scorn.

 

Most Clash purists don't even recognize the album and even Strummer himself disowned it. So what could possibly be good on this album? Well, there is one track, that's worth the price of admission. This Is England is quintessential Clash, reggae beat, protest lyrics, Strummer's iconic guitar and throaty voice make this track a true Clash song, regardless of whose in the band.