Monday 5/10/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Clash – Combat Rock (1982)

Combat Rock is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Clash. It was released on May 14, 1982 through CBS Records. In the United Kingdom, the album charted at number 2, spending 23 weeks in the UK charts and peaked at number 7 in the United States, spending 61 weeks on the chart.

Combat Rock is the group’s best-selling album, being certified double platinum in the United States. It contains two of the Clash’s most popular songs, the singles “Rock the Casbah” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. Combat Rock is the last Clash album featuring the classic lineup.

  1. “Know Your Rights” 3:39
  2. “Car Jamming” 3:58
  3. “Should I Stay or Should I Go” 3:09
  4. “Rock the Casbah” 3:42
  5. “Red Angel Dragnet” 3:48
  6. “Straight to Hell” 5:30
  7. “Overpowered by Funk” 4:55
  8. “Atom Tan” 2:32
  9. “Sean Flynn” 4:30
  10. “Ghetto Defendant” 4:45
  11. “Inoculated City” 2:43
  12. “Death Is a Star” 3:13

Joe Strummer – lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
Mick Jones – guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, sound effects
Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Red Angel Dragnet”
Topper Headon – drums, piano and bass guitar on “Rock the Casbah”
Allen Ginsberg – guest vocals on “Ghetto Defendant”
Futura 2000 – guest vocals on “Overpowered by Funk”
Ellen Foley – backing vocals on “Car Jamming”
Joe Ely – backing vocals on “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Tymon Dogg – piano on “Death Is a Star”
Tommy Mandel (as Poly Mandell) – keyboards on “Overpowered by Funk”
Gary Barnacle – saxophone on “Sean Flynn”
Kosmo Vinyl – vocals on “Red Angel Dragnet”