GIVE 'EM ENOUGH ROPE
A1: SAFE EUROPEAN HOME (3:45); A2: ENGLISH CIVIL WAR (2:34); A3: TOMMY GUN (3:12); A4: JULIE’S BEEN WORKING FOR THE DRUG SQUAD (3:01); A5: LAST GANG IN TOWN (5:08).
B1: GUNS ON THE ROOF (3:13); B2: DRUG-STABBING TIME (3:40); B3: STAY FREE (3:36); B4: CHEAPSKATES (3:22); B5: ALL THE YOUNG PUNKS (NEW BOOTS AND CONTRACTS) (4:52).
CATEGORY: POP-ROCK | DURATION: 38 MINUTES
The Clash’s second album, Give ’Em Enough Rope transmutes the sentiments of their first into a more eclectic musical framework, and stands as rock and roll’s last gasp following the music’s effective death onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on January 14 1978. The Clash’s metamorphosis continued into 1979, first with the Cost Of Living EP and then with the rock double album London Calling – still great, but sadly less and less relevant in the fast-moving UK scene.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”