Band: The Clash
Album: English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Release Date: February 1979
Music Genre: Punk Rock Ska
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 2 Tracks Vinyl Album 7"
Influential British punk group from west and south London, active between 1976 and 1985. Adding catchy sloganistic socio-political lyrics to their brand of garage rock 'n' roll, the band soon explored wider musical horizons than most of their contemporaries, incorporating reggae, dub, rockabilly, hip hop and funk influences into their music and a whole lot more.
The US saw the 2nd album "Give 'Em Enough Rope" relased before the first to coincide with the band's first transatlantic tour in early 1979 (and like in Japan and in Canada) the 1st LP "The Clash" was soon repackaged with an updated track list and the addition of a free 7" "Groovy Times" / "Gates Of The West" which wasn't released separately. A year later they were receiving worlwide acclaim with their classic double album "London Calling".
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 (Performer), their classic line-up comprised Joe Strummer (vocals / guitar, b. John Graham Mellor August 21, 1952 Ankara, Turkey d. Dec 22, 2002 Broomfield, Somerset, England), Paul Simonon (bass, b.December 15, 1955), Mick Jones (guitar, b. June 26, 1955) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, b.May 30, 1955).
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"English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home)" taken from the LP Give 'Em Enough Rope (S 82431). Published by Riva Music Ltd./Nineden Ltd. Lyrics (C) 1978 Nineden Limited, controlled by Riva Music Limited for the UK and Eire, Continental Europe and Australasia. ℗ 1978 CBS Records
"Pressure Drop" published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. A CBS Production. ℗ 1979 CBS Records
Cover picture from 'Animal Farm'. Directed by John Halas & Joy Batchelor.
Original sound recording made by CBS Records
© 1979 CBS Records
Made in England
First catalog# appears on sleeve: [CBS logo] 7082.
Second catalog# appears on labels: S CBS 7082.