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(VINYL LP) Listening to The Clash's sophomore release, Give 'Em Enough Rope, 23 years after its debut is a rare moment where sound and emotional intensity hold over time.This album is as relevant as ever, given the transition and volatility of modern times. Bolstered by some of the best rock 'n' roll riffs, melodies,and lyrical observations, it's a joy to throw this old friend on the turntable, sit back, and listen to its familiar and poignant sounds. What sets The Clash apart from other punk bands is their attention to musicianship and the honest articulation of their frustration and unrest. From the heralding anthem Safe European Home,' to the finale 'All The Young Punks, the record balances the viperous and angsty zeitgeist of the late 1970s with catchy tunes and toe-tapping-rock. The LP was rated 1978's Album Of The Year by Rolling Stone and Time magazines. It has proven itself over time to be one of the greatest records by any band. Drastic Plastic Records is extremely proud to bring this punk classic back on beautiful RTI-manufactured 180-gram vinyl. The LP is skillfully re-mastered by Sony from the original tapes for a nostalgic, yet 21st century, listening experience. Limited edition of 5,000 180-gram vinyl copies.

1. Safe European Home
2. English Civil War
3. Tommy Gun
4. Julie's In The Drug Squad
5. Last Gang In Town
6. Guns On The Roof
7. Drug-Stabbing Time
8. Stay Free
9. Cheapskates
10. All The Young Punks (New Boots And Contracts)

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  • Vinyl (March 15, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Drastic Plastic
  • ASIN: B004HZA3XS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,469 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Formed in 1976 in the vanguard of British punk, The Clash would soon become the most iconic rock band of their era, a symbol of intelligent protest and stylish rebellion in the turbulent years of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Just as importantly, they were to become unflinching musical pioneers, integrating first militant reggae, then dub, funk, jazz and hip hop into their music, ... Read more in Amazon's The Clash Store

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Give Em Enough Rope is a good album, with only one bad song.
J. Sullivan
For me personally, I think this is one of the best albums that The Clash ever put out.
Tony
Sure, this album represents a stagnation from their self-titled debut.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Mahoney on September 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This bombastic second go by the greatest group that ever strutted the boards has always taken a good kicking. Eh, save the boots for the genuine crap. The next hair splitting, hyper-critical purist who whinges about a muddied mix, preposterous lyrics, or Strummer's inaudible gurgling should be strapped to a seat on the front row of a Styx reunion show. Heck, make 'em endure the whole tour. Rope rocks, flat out. Feel the heavy guitar clang as contraband rains all afternoon, as Europa goes kabloomy and pigeons on the posh side enter the sights. Just about everyone has missed the sheer uplift of Mick Jones's guitar work (mark the never surrender solos on "Last Gang" and "Young Punks", or the overall wonder of "Stay Free") And let's not forget the cover art: big primary colors, Asian man on tiny horse, obliging man past his prime feeding hangers on. Ah, the stories left untold.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MaratsBathing on June 25, 2003
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This album seems to be the favorite whipping boy among Clash fans. While it's true that it was a descent from their self-titled, and just a taste of what was to come on London Calling, it's still a noteworthy album. This is the Clash's loudest and most rocking album to date. Heck, the first 6 songs are practically worth the price. They're easily among some of the best songs that the Clash has recorded.
All of the Clash's albums include reggae/ska and world music influences, but they employ these on Give 'Em Enough Rope without losing their sharp, punk rock focus. "Safe European Home", "English Civil War", and "Tommy Gun" are absolutely *godly*, and "Julie's Been Workin' for the Drug Squad" give us our first glimpse at the Clash starting to branch out and explore other genres, which would be expanded upon in London Calling.
I can't say the album is perfect. It starts to fall apart and become less interesting towards the end, and would've ended on a less-than-desirable note if it wasn't for "All the Young Punks". But, hey, out of 10 songs, 6 are PERFECT (first 6 on the CD), 2 are awesome ("All the Young Punks", "Drug Stabbing Time"), and 2 aren't that great ("Cheapskates, "Stay Free"). 8 good songs out of 10 = 4 out of 5 star rating.
If you like the Clash and don't own this album, I highly recommend it. Especially if you're more attracted to their punky side, as opposed to Combat Rock and Sandinista.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By 77vqmous on October 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is fantastic. I really enjoy hearing the differences coming through 'between' the Clash albums. The sound and soul of this album share a lot with '77 (self titled), but only compared to the contrast of the Clash's later work. Where the first was a landmark album with every indication that it was born in the mid-late seventies, 'Give em enough Rope' is a more timeless piece. I bought it on vinyl when I got my copy. Like all true classics, it is a celebration to buy it again, on a format that will keep it rocking into the next generation. Kids, do your generation a big favor and buy this album.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By joel t. kurth on June 17, 2000
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Clash fans are snobs. They overanalyze everything and are hyper critical, which is one of the reasons this album has such a bad reputation. What other band's principle biography -- "Last Gang in Town" -- spends 400 pages tearing members apart and calling them phonies? Of course, fans have a reason to expect greatness. The Clash produced three of rock's best albums. Give Em Enough Rope isn't one of them but even a flawed Clash album trumps almost all the competition. There's classics aplenty here. I've owned the album at least 15 years and still get a thrill from the snare shot and guitar riff that kicks off "Safe European Home," which remains one of punk's best anthems. Same goes for the "Guns on the Roof," "Drug-Stabbing Time," "English Civil War," "Tommy Gun," and "Stay Free." The problem is a slight lack of material. Some of the songs are filler. Also, Strummer goes overboard on outlaw imagery, losing some of the rage he showed on the first album while not yet finding the subtle, sharp observer voice he displays on later works. But why quibble? Play it loud, overlook some of its weaknesses and enjoy the ride.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 1999
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The Clash's sophomore release, "Give 'Em Enough Rope," is an album that has been long overlooked and is long overdue for some serious recognition. The album stacks up to anything else that the band released, and continues in the band's tradition of political incorrectness and indispensable fury. Angst is bursting from every track. The opener, "Safe European Home," is one of the highlights of the band's catalog, and the Beatles-esque "Julie's in the Drug Squad" is some of the band's most innovative and wittiest work. The Clash obviously had catchy guitar hooks and infectious melodies in their pockets like most people have pennies. The beautifully crafted and moving "Stay Free" and the closing track "All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)" feature some terrific harmonizing by the band. The production on this album is much better than on its predecessor, but this only adds to the album's remarkable intensity. I'll say it again: the Clash are STILL the only band that ever mattered, and are the most influential band of the past 25 years.
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