Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by English punk rock band the Clash. It was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side
For its triple-album follow-up, Sandinista!, they tried to do everything, adding dub, rap, gospel, and even children's choruses to the punk, reggae, R&B, and roots rock they already were playing. Instead of presenting a band with a far-reaching vision, like London Calling did, Sandinista! plays as a messy, confused jumble, which means that its numerous virtues are easy to ignore.
Album Name Sandinista! Type Album. Музыкальный стильPunk-Rock. Владельцы этого альбома50. DISC 1. 1. The Magnificent Seven.
A triple-album was too much music it was argued, not only for listeners to comprehend but for The Clash to fill up with quality music. This may be semi-true; it is obvious to those listeners that sit through all 36 songs that the quality control is almost non-apparent. This is a shame as there are many excellent songs present that are lost amongst the murk.
Sandinista! by The Clash - 36 Tracks - 2:24:36. Release date 01/01/1980. Something About England. 10. Somebody Got Murdered. 12. One More Dub. The Clash.
Album · 1980 · 36 Songs. Yet their punk spirit is alive throughout-from the organ-drenched gospel of The Sound of Sinners to the Dadaist noise collage Silicone on Sapphire to ambient dub blast The Crooked Beat. Police on My Back is straight-up punk-in-the-streets, and Hitsville . There’s even a jazz cover (Mose Allison’s Look Here ). The album reveals a great band brave enough to fail, although they come out heroes.
In 1980, The Clash released Sandinista!, six sides of vinyl that's considered one of the worst albums of all time. Sandinista! is the same: there’s too much of it, the flavours are weird and sometimes it’s hard to know what anything is. A triple album for the price of a single, The Clash’s fourth album is a sprawling, genre-defying, self-indulgent snapshot of a band run wild. Emboldened by the success of London Calling, free of manager Bernie Rhodes, and stoned out of their fucking minds, The Clash delivered an album seemingly tailor-made to piss off CBS and confuse the more conservative elements of their fanbase ( You want punk rock? Try this, sunshine! ).
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||The Magmificent Seven||5:28|
|A4||Ivan Meets G.I. Joe||3:05|
|A6||Something About England||3:42|
|B3||The Crooked Beat||5:29|
|B4||Somebody Got Murdered||3:39|
|B5||One More Time||3:32|
|B6||One More Dub||3:34|
|C1||Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)||4:51|
|C2||Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)||4:31|
|C4||Lets Go Crazy||4:25|
|C5||If Music Could Talk||4:36|
|C6||The Sound Of Sinners||4:00|
|D1||Police On My Back
Written-By – Eddie Grant*
|D4||The Call Up||5:25|
|E1||Lose This Skin
Violin [Uncredited] – Timon Dogg*
|E2||Charlie Don't Surf||4:55|
|E6||The Street Parade||3:26|
|F2||Living In Fame
Vocals – Mikey Dread
|F3||Silicone On Sapphire||4:32|
Vocals – Ben Gallagher, Luke Gallagher
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
- Distributed By – Sony Music
- Illustration [Cartoons] – Steve Bell
- Mixed By [Version Mix] – Mikey Dread
- Producer – The Clash
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Bill Price
NotesOriginally released in 1980.
Includes a folded printed insert with the catalog number FSLN 1, titled "The Armagideon Times no3" and features lyrics, credits and cartoons.
Tymon Dogg has a vocal credit on E1, which is incorrect.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5099749534810
- Label Code: LC 0162
|FSLN 1||The Clash||Sandinista! (3xLP, Album)||CBS||FSLN 1||UK||1980|
|ETX 37037, ET 37039||The Clash||Sandinista! (2xCass, Album, RE)||Epic, Epic||ETX 37037, ET 37039||US||Unknown|
|1252||The Clash||Sandinista! Vol.1 (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||Piggymot Records||1252||Russia||Unknown|
|MHCP 526~8||The Clash||Sandinista! (3xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap)||Epic||MHCP 526~8||Japan||2004|
|CBS 463364 1||The Clash||Sandinista! (3xLP, Album, RE)||CBS||CBS 463364 1||Spain||1989|