LP/CD – The Clash: Sandinista 1980 


Era 1980 e o The Clash trazia na bagagem o emblemático London Calling. Seu sucessor seria um disco triplo, de 144 minutos e 09 segundos com 36 músicas. A mistura de rock, funk, rap, reggae, jazz além de ousada foi polêmica.

Acusados de abrir mão de suas raízes para vender-se à América, a banda ainda comprou briga com a gravadora exigindo que o álbum triplo fosse vendido a preço de disco simples. Mas isto foi depois do disco ficar pronto.

Até chegar neste ponto, brigas internas, prisão envolvendo drogas e discussões sem fim permeavam a rotina do grupo àquela altura. Até cerveja na cara rolou por conta de uma briga em pleno palco.

Lançado 4 dias após John Lennon ser assassinado, teve parte das sessões no Electric Lady Studios de Jimi Hendrix e faz parte da discografia fundamental da banda ao lado do já citado London Calling, Combat Rock e do homônimo álbum de estréia.


Lado 1
1. The Magnificent Seven – 05:28
2. Hitsville U.K. – 04:20
3. Junco Partner (“writer, at present, unknown” on liner notes) – 04:53
4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe – 03:05
5. The Leader – 01:41
6. Something About England – 03:42

Lado 2
1. Rebel Waltz – 03:25
2. Look Here (written by Mose Allison) – 02:44
3. The Crooked Beat – 05:29
4. Somebody Got Murdered – 03:34
5. One More Time (written by The Clash and Mikey Dread) – 03:32
6. One More Dub (Dub version of “One More Time”; written by The Clash and Dread) – 03:34

Lado 3
1. Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice) – 04:51
2. Up in Heaven (Not Only Here) – 04:31
3. Corner Soul – 02:43
4. Let’s Go Crazy – 04:25
5. If Music Could Talk (written by The Clash and Dread) – 04:36
6. The Sound of Sinners – 04:00

Lado 4
1. Police on My Back (written by Eddy Grant; originally performed by The Equals) – 03:15
2. Midnight Log – 02:11
3. The Equaliser – 05:47
4. The Call Up – 05:25
5. Washington Bullets – 03:51
6. Broadway (Features an Epilogue of “The Guns of Brixton” sung by Maria Gallagher) – 05:45

Lado 5
1. Lose This Skin (written by Tymon Dogg) – 05:07
2. Charlie Don’t Surf – 04:55
3. Mensforth Hill (“Something About England” backwards with overdubs) – 03:42
4. Junkie Slip – 02:48
5. Kingston Advice – 02:36
6. The Street Parade – 03:26

Lado 6
1. Version City – 04:23
2. Living in Fame (Dub Version of “If Music Could Talk”; written by The Clash and Dread) – 04:36
3. Silicone on Sapphire (Dub version of “Washington Bullets”) – 04:32
4. Version Pardner (Dub version of “Junco Partner”) – 05:22
5. Career Opportunities – 02:30
6. Shepherds Delight (Dub Version of “Police and Thieves”; written by The Clash and Dread) – 03:25