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Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by BleuPanda » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:37 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

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London Calling track listing:
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
4. Hateful
5. Rudie Can't Fail
6. Spanish Bombs
7. The Right Profile
8. Lost in the Supermarket
9. Clampdown
10. The Guns of Brixton
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
12. Death or Glory
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. I'm Not Down
18. Revolution Rock
19. Train in Vain

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by BleuPanda » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:40 pm

1. London Calling
2. Train in Vain
3. The Guns of Brixton
4. Rudie Can't Fail
5. Lost in the Supermarket
6. Clampdown
7. Brand New Cadillac
8. Lover's Rock
9. Hateful
10. Spanish Bombs
11. Death or Glory
12. Jimmy Jazz
13. Revolution Rock
14. Wrong 'Em Boyo
15. The Right Profile
16. I'm Not Down
17. Four Horsemen
18. The Card Cheat
19. Koka Kola

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Nick » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:02 pm

1. London Calling
2. Train In Vain
3. Spanish Bombs
4. Lost in the Supermarket
5. The Guns of Brixton
6. Hateful
7. The Right Profile
8. The Card Cheat
9. Rudie Can't Fail
10. Clampdown
11. I'm Not Down
12. Revolution Rock
13. Koka Kola
14. Death or Glory
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. Wrong 'Em Boyo
18. Brand New Cadillac
19. Jimmy Jazz (sorry, fellow AMFer JimmyJazz)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by antonius » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:13 pm

1. Rudie Can't Fail
2. Wrong 'Em Boyo
3. Hateful
4. London Calling
5. Jimmy Jazz
6. The Right Profile
7. Clampdown
8. The Guns of Brixton
9. Train in Vain
10. Death or Glory
11. Revolution Rock
12. Four Horsemen
13. Brand New Cadillac
14. Spanish Bombs
15. Lost in the Supermarket
16. Lover's Rock
17. The Card Cheat
18. I'm Not Down
19. Koka Kola

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by stone37 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:36 pm

Fantastic album. Seventeen great tracks. Other two songs are okay.

01. The Card Cheat (Superb critique of nationalism and empire set to a catchy, Beatlesque track)
02. Train in Vain (Stand By Me)
03. Lost in the Supermarket
04. London Calling
05. Spanish Bombs
06. I'm Not Down
07. Death or Glory
08. Koka Kola
09. The Clampdown
10. The Right Profile
11. Hateful
12. Brand New Cadillac
13. Rudie Can't Fail
14. The Guns of Brixton
15. Jimmy Jazz
16. Wrong 'Em Boyo
17. Lover's Rock
18. Revolution Rock
19. Four Horsemen

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Chris K. » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:45 pm

1. London Calling
14. The Card Cheat
6. Spanish Bombs
4. Hateful
8. Lost in the Supermarket
19. Train in Vain
5. Rudie Can't Fail
12. Death or Glory
10. The Guns of Brixton
17. I'm Not Down
7. The Right Profile
9. Clampdown
16. Four Horsemen
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
18. Revolution Rock
15. Lover's Rock
13. Koka Kola
3. Jimmy Jazz
2. Brand New Cadillac

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by DaveC » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:36 pm

1. London Calling
4. Hateful
6. Spanish Bombs
10. The Guns of Brixton
8. Lost in the Supermarket
5. Rudie Can't Fail
9. Clampdown
7. The Right Profile
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
14. The Card Cheat
19. Train in Vain
13. Koka Kola
12. Death or Glory
17. I'm Not Down
15. Lover's Rock
18. Revolution Rock
16. Four Horsemen

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7. Heroin
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
1. Sunday Morning
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
8. There She Goes Again
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
5. Run Run Run
11. European Son

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Honorio » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:48 am

6. Spanish Bombs
1. London Calling
5. Rudie Can't Fail
10. The Guns of Brixton
17. I'm Not Down
19. Train in Vain
3. Jimmy Jazz
8. Lost in the Supermarket
12. Death or Glory
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
18. Revolution Rock
9. Clampdown
4. Hateful
13. Koka Kola
7. The Right Profile
14. The Card Cheat
2. Brand New Cadillac
15. Lovers Rock
16. Four Horsemen


I enjoyed that much listening again to "London Calling" that I needed to make some comments about that album:
a) Some albums like "London Calling" (or "The Queen Is Dead") are sitting so confortably at the top of my all-time list for so many years that in fact I rarely listen to them. It's refreshing (thanks to this wonderful "Rank the Tracks" game) to revisit these albums and find out that those traits that made you fall in love with them are still in place and intact. "London Calling" was for me a real eye-opener, it came out when I was fifteen and I was literally blown away by the album. I decided not to listen to music from the past anymore and become a punkie, something that obviously (and fortunately) did not last. But the impact on me was tremendous, it was one of those albums that made me an addict.
b) Oddly now I see the album as quite "balanced." To me it represents now the perfect balance between authentic and creative (the purity usually relies on endless repetition of a formula but The Clash managed to expand their sound without losing their genuineness), between rehearsed and spontaneous (the arrangements were surprisingly meticulous and rich but they retained freshness and spontaneity, a balance completely lost on "Sandinista"), between modern and classic (they were part of the punk hordes that took the rock scene by storm but the songs on "London Calling" got classic rock and other classic styles like soul or reggae on its DNA).
c) In fact they were so classics that they included some "middle-eights" in the Tin Pan Alley tradition (something widely absent on the music of today). Many songs on "London Calling" included middle-eights parts (or "bridges" if you want it), songs like "Death or Glory," "Koka Kola," "Clampdown" or "Four Horsemen." But the most glorious of it all is the one on "I'm Not Down," an outstanding bridge that should go to the pantheon of the best middle-eights ever. By the way I compiled some of my favourite middle-eights (although I admit having borrowed some inspiration from web-pages and forums).

25 gorgeous middle eights in chronological order:
1. The Everly Brothers - So Sad (Is it any wonder that I feel so blue…)
2. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Baby, baby, I get down on my knees…)
3. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears (Outside I'm masquerading…)
4. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Maybe if we think and wish…)
5. Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman (It was raining from the first…)
6. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (No wind, no rain, no winter's cold…)
7. The Beatles - A Day in the Life (Woke up, fell out of bed…)
8. Simon & Garfunkel - America (Laughing on the bus…)
9. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Oh let our love survive…)
10. Carole King - You Got a Friend (Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend…)
11. David Bowie - Changes (Strange fascination fascinating me…)
12. Gram Parsons - Love Hurts (Some fools think of happiness…)
13. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones…)
14. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Oliver's Army (Hong Kong is up for grabs…)
15. The Clash - I'm Not Down (And I have lived that kind of day…)
16. The Police - Every Breath You Take (Since you've gone I've been lost…)
17. Madonna - Into the Groove (Live out your fantasy here with me…)
18. XTC - Dear God (Did you make disease…)
19. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (If man is 5…)
20. The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (Dressed up to the eyes…)
21. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Don't throw your hand…)
22. Pulp - Common People (Rent a flat above a shop…)
23. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (I'm here today, expect it to stay on and on and on…). Beautiful!!!
24. Kanye West - Power (Now this'll be a beautiful death, I'm jumping out the window…)
25. CeeLo Green - Fuck You (Now baby, baby, baby, why you wanna, wanna treat me so bad…)

Mmm, kinda like the idea. What do you think? Should I create a new thread about the subject?

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Jackson » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:40 pm

Train in Vain (one of the greatest pop songs ever created, absolutely perfect and top 30 all time for me)
Spanish Bombs (top 200 all time)
London Calling (top 200)
Death or Glory (top 300)
I'm Not Down (top 1000)
The Guns of Brixton
Hateful
Lost in the Supermarket
Wrong 'Em Boyo
Rudie Can't Fail
Brand New Cadillac
Clampdown
Rudie Can't Fail
The Right Profile
Koka Kola
The Card Cheat
Jimmy Jazz
Lover's Rock
Four Horsemen
Revolution Rock

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by whuntva » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:06 pm

Honorio wrote: c) In fact they were so classics that they included some "middle-eights" in the Tin Pan Alley tradition (something widely absent on the music of today). Many songs on "London Calling" included middle-eights parts (or "bridges" if you want it), songs like "Death or Glory," "Koka Kola," "Clampdown" or "Four Horsemen." But the most glorious of it all is the one on "I'm Not Down," an outstanding bridge that should go to the pantheon of the best middle-eights ever. By the way I compiled some of my favourite middle-eights (although I admit having borrowed some inspiration from web-pages and forums)
The middle-eight isn't totally absent. I think in modern pop, this is where the wild rapper appears! Just saying.

This was my #122, but I actually think I was blowing smoke there. I haven't heard this album in its entirety. If I have, it was when I was much younger. But here are my rankings:

London Calling (#46 song)
Train in Vain
Clampdown
Four Horsemen
Lover's Rock
Guns of Brixton
I'm not Down
Spanish Bombs
Rudie Can't Fall
Lost in the Supermarket
The Right Profile
Wrong 'em Boyo
Death or Glory
Brand New Cadillac
Koka Kola
The Card Cheat
Jimmy Jazz
Revolution Rock
Hateful

I Spotify or Youtube the albums as I do these rankings. I highly encourage others to do the same.

The only one I didn't do that for was Nevermind, mostly because I know it pretty much by heart.
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Post by jamieW » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Honorio wrote:Mmm, kinda like the idea. What do you think? Should I create a new thread about the subject?
I would look forward to this, Honorio. The middle-eight of a song (which I often do think of as the bridge, as you mentioned) is often my favorite part. I am absolutely drawing a blank as to my favorites (besides a few of those you already listed), but while I'm stuck in my office this week listening to my I-Pod, I'll be taking notes so that I can participate in the new thread if you do have time to create it.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by jamieW » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:21 pm

1. London Calling
10. The Guns of Brixton
8. Lost in the Supermarket
19. Train in Vain
6. Spanish Bombs
4. Hateful
17.I'm Not Down
3. Jimmy Jazz
2. Brand New Cadillac
9. Clampdown
14. The Card Cheat
18. Revolution Rock
12. Death or Glory
5. Rudie Can't Fail
7. The Right Profile
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
13. Koka Kola
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Ulysses » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:47 am

1. London Calling
2. Death Or Glory
3. The Guns Of Brixton
4. Rudy Can't Fail
5. Wrong 'Em Boyo
6. Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
7. Revolution Rock
8. Brand New Cadillac
9. Jimmy Jazz
10. Koka Kola
11. Spanish Bombs
12. Clampdown
13. Lost In The Supermarket
14. The Card Cheat
15. Four Horsemen
16. The Right Profile
17. Lover's Rock
18. Hateful
19. I'm Not Down

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Romain » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:55 am

Great :
1. London Calling
4. Hateful
6. Spanish Bombs
5. Rudie Can't Fail
2. Brand New Cadillac
10. The Guns of Brixton
3. Jimmy Jazz
9. Clampdown
18. Revolution Rock

Good :
17. I'm Not Down
13. Koka Kola
19. Train in Vain
7. The Right Profile
12. Death or Glory
8. Lost in the Supermarket

Listenable :
15. Lover's Rock
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
16. Four Horsemen
14. The Card Cheat

Not for me :

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Post by Zorg » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:47 pm

Wow am I the only one who LOVES Revolution Rock?!!?!

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:18 pm

5. Rudie Can't Fail
1. London Calling
19. Train in Vain
12. Death or Glory
9. Clampdown
3. Jimmy Jazz
7. The Right Profile
6. Spanish Bombs
17. I'm Not Down
13. Koka Kola
18. Revolution Rock
15. Lover's Rock
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
4. Hateful
10. The Guns of Brixton
16. Four Horsemen
14. The Card Cheat
2. Brand New Cadillac
8. Lost in the Supermarket

Thanks to this format I've realised that I overrate a lot of the classics, and I have dropped them on my personal list, making room for my personal favorites. This has happened with MBDTF, OK Computer and London Calling so far. It's not like they aren't classics, but just because they're ranked really high on this site, doesn't mean I should rank them about in the same place. So I think that's a positive realisation by me.

Edit: But being a Kanye fan, MBDTF dropped only from #5 to #9 of my all-time albums :whistle: :D
I feel like that

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Post by Zorg » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:54 pm

19. Train in Vain
18. Revolution Rock
6. Spanish Bombs
17. I'm Not Down
15. Lover's Rock
5. Rudie Can't Fail
3. Jimmy Jazz
12. Death or Glory
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
14. The Card Cheat
4. Hateful
10. The Guns of Brixton
7. The Right Profile
9. Clampdown
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
13. Koka Kola
8. Lost in the Supermarket
16. Four Horsemen

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Honorio » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:00 pm

whuntva wrote:The middle-eight isn't totally absent. I think in modern pop, this is where the wild rapper appears! Just saying.
Well, you're right in fact. There are still quite a lot midlle-eights in modern music. I listened to the Top 25 of the 2010s and I found:
4. Arcade Fire - Reflektor (It’s just a reflection of a reflection…)
6. Robyn - Dancing on My Own (So far away but still so near…)
9. CeeLo Green - Fuck You! (Now baby, baby, baby…)
10. Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway (Run away from me, baby…)
11. Lorde - Royals (We're bigger than we ever dreamed…)
13. Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi - Tightrope (You gotta keep your balance…)
19. Usher - Climax (You see it's better if we…)
21. Big Boi feat. Cutty - Shutterbugg (Now this goes out to all my playas…)

8/25, not a bad proportion...

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:44 pm

5. Rudie Can't Fail
12. Death or Glory
1. London Calling
10. The Guns of Brixton
19. Train in Vain
3. Jimmy Jazz
2. Brand New Cadillac
4. Hateful
6. Spanish Bombs
8. Lost in the Supermarket
9. Clampdown
15. Lover's Rock
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
7. The Right Profile
18. Revolution Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. I'm Not Down

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Post by Henry » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:31 pm

1. London Calling
19. Train in Vain
5. Rudie Can't Fail
8. Lost in the Supermarket
9. Clampdown
15. Lover's Rock
12. Death or Glory
3. Jimmy Jazz
6. Spanish Bombs
14. The Card Cheat
17. I'm Not Down
18. Revolution Rock
2. Brand New Cadillac
4. Hateful
7. The Right Profile
10. The Guns of Brixton
16. Four Horsemen
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
13. Koka Kola

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Post by Gillingham » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:29 pm

I like London Calling, but it's really hard to rank for me. Maybe some time in the future, but I've never aimed to listen to it like that.

Now it's time for me to revisit Exile on Main St. One of my favourite albums, but also another good example of an album that I never bothered to analyse like this. It's just so cohesive in it's own way and of course there are quite a bit of tracks to rank.

1. Let it Loose
2. Rocks Off
3. Shine a Light
4. Turd on the Run
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Loving Cup
7. All Down the Line
8. Ventilator Blues
9. Rip This Joint
10. Soul Survivor
11. Stop Breaking Down
12. Shake Your Hips
13. Happy
14. Casino Boogie
15. Torn and Frayed
16. Sweet Virginia
17. Sweet Black Angel
18. I Just Want to See His Face

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Post by BleuPanda » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:41 pm

I'm busy this week. If you want to vote for another album you missed, go ahead. I'll get the next topic up next Saturday.

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:32 pm

19. Train in Vain
1. London Calling
9. Clampdown
16. Four Horsemen
15. Lover's Rock
10. The Guns of Brixton
14. The Card Cheat
8. Lost in the Supermarket
12. Death or Glory
7. The Right Profile
6. Spanish Bombs
5. Rudie Can't Fail
18. Revolution Rock
17. I'm Not Down
3. Jimmy Jazz
13. Koka Kola
4. Hateful
2. Brand New Cadillac
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Sort of a miraculous album. It made my list for that thread on everyone's Top 10 rock albums.

01 | London Calling
02 | The Card Cheat
03 | Clampdown
04 | Rudie Can’t Fail
05 | Hateful
06 | Death or Glory
07 | The Guns of Brixton
08 | I’m Not Down
09 | Train in Vain
10 | Lover’s Rock
11 | Jimmy Jazz
12 | Brand New Cadillac
13 | Revolution Rock
14 | Four Horsemen
15 | Koka Kola
16 | Wrong 'Em Boyo
17 | Spanish Bombs
18 | The Right Profile
19 | Lost in the Supermarket

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Post by andyd1010 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am

1 | London Calling
2 | Rudie Can't Fail
3 | Wrong 'em Boyo
4 | Spanish Bombs
5 | Train in Vain
6 | The Card Cheat
7 | I'm Not Down
8 | The Right Profile
9 | Koka Kola
10 | Lover's Rock
11 | Jimmy Jazz
12 | Death or Glory
13 | Lost in the Supermarket
14 | Brand New Cadillac
15 | Revolution Rock
16 | Hateful
17 | Clampdown
18 | The Guns of Brixton
19 | Four Horsemen

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Post by IllumiThottie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm

1. London Calling
2. Revolution Rock
3. Lost in the Supermarket
4. Jimmy Jazz
5. Lover's Rock
6. Brand New Cadillac
7. Train in Vain
8. The Guns of Brixton
9. Death or Glory
10. Spanish Bombs
11. Clampdown
12. Hateful
13. Rudie Can't Fail
14. Wrong 'Em Boyo
15. I'm Not Down
16. Four Horseman
17. The Card Cheat
18. The Right Profile
19. Kola Kola


This album is impossible to rank; it's extraordinarily consistent and every song is great.

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Post by krendler » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:22 pm

01 | London Calling
19 | Train in Vain
04 | Hateful
05 | Rudie Can't Fail
08 | Lost in the Supermarket
06 | Spanish Bombs
12 | Death or Glory
14 | The Card Cheat
09 | Clampdown
10 | The Guns of Brixton
17 | I'm Not Down
03 | Jimmy Jazz
13 | Koka Kola
11 | Wrong 'Em Boyo
16 | Four Horsemen
07 | The Right Profile
02 | Brand New Cadillac
18 | Revolution Rock
15 | Lover's Rock

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Post by maverick470 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:53 pm

1. London Calling
19. Train in Vain
5. Rudie Can't Fail
4. Hateful
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
9. Clampdown
6. Spanish Bombs
8. Lost in the Supermarket
13. Koka Kola
10. The Guns of Brixton
14. The Card Cheat
12. Death or Glory
3. Jimmy Jazz
2. Brand New Cadillac
17. I'm Not Down
7. The Right Profile
16. Four Horsemen
15. Lover's Rock
18. Revolution Rock

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Post by ordinaryperson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:42 am

"I get good advice from the advertising world"

01 | London Calling
02 | Train in Vain
03 | Spanish Bombs
04 | The Guns of Brixton
05 | Rudie Can't Fail
06 | Death or Glory
07 | The Card Cheat
08 | Lost in the Supermarket
09 | Clampdown
10 | Koka Kola
11 | I'm Not Down
12 | Four Horsemen
13 | Hateful
14 | The Right Profile
15 | Revolution Rock
16 | Jimmy Jazz
17 | Lover's Rock
18 | Wrong 'Em Boyo
19 | Brand New Cadillac
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by prosecutorgodot » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:06 pm

This album is very hard to rank. The songs are consistently well-written, so consistent, that I have a hard time saying one song is better than another.
Personally, while I do enjoy the songs, none of the songs deeply resonate with me. I think it's because I didn't grow up with this album, so I don't have that nostalgia factor.

8/10:
5 | Rudie Can't Fail
9 | Clampdown
12 | Death or Glory
6 | Spanish Bombs
1 | London Calling
18 | Revolution Rock
2 | Brand New Cadillac
11 | Wrong 'Em Boyo
14 | The Card Cheat
19 | Train in Vain
17 | I'm Not Down

7/10:
10 | The Guns of Brixton
16 | Four Horsemen
4 | Hateful
15 | Lover's Rock

6/10:
3 | Jimmy Jazz
8 | Lost in the Supermarket
7 | The Right Profile

5/10:
13 | Koka Kola
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by SJner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:02 am

1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. The Card Cheat
4. The Guns of Brixton
5. Spanish Bombs
6. Clampdown
7. The Right Profile
8. Hateful
9. Four Horsemen
10. I'm Not Down
11. Death or Glory
12. Rudie Can't Fail
13. Train In Vain
14. Wrong 'Em Boyo
15. Lost In the Supermarket
16. Revolution Rock
17. Jimmy Jazz
18. Koka Kola
19. Lover's Rock

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by ratanx » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:21 pm

5. Rudie Can't Fail
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
7. The Right Profile
12. Death or Glory
4. Hateful
6. Spanish Bombs
14. The Card Cheat
19. Train in Vain
1. London Calling
18. Revolution Rock
8. Lost in the Supermarket
9. Clampdown
3. Jimmy Jazz
16. Four Horsemen
10. The Guns of Brixton
13. Koka Kola
17. I'm Not Down
15. Lover's Rock
2. Brand New Cadillac

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by bootsy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:46 pm

1. London Calling
19. Train in Vain
9. Clampdown
12. Death or Glory
16. Four Horsemen
2. Brand New Cadillac
10. The Guns of Brixton
4. Hateful
5. Rudie Can't Fail
18. Revolution Rock
17. I'm Not Down
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
8. Lost in the Supermarket
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
7. The Right Profile
15. Lover's Rock
3. Jimmy Jazz
6. Spanish Bombs

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by bonnielaurel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 pm

1. London Calling
19. Train in Vain
3. Jimmy Jazz
6. Spanish Bombs
5. Rudie Can't Fail
10. The Guns of Brixton
18. Revolution Rock
9. Clampdown
12. Death or Glory
8. Lost in the Supermarket
14. The Card Cheat
2. Brand New Cadillac
13. Koka Kola
16. Four Horsemen
17. I'm Not Down
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
7. The Right Profile
15. Lover's Rock
4. Hateful
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Elder » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:15 am

12. Death or Glory
8. Lost in the Supermarket
1. London Calling
10. The Guns of Brixton
9. Clampdown
5. Rudie Can't Fail
6. Spanish Bombs
14. The Card Cheat
19. Train in Vain
4. Hateful
18. Revolution Rock
13. Koka Kola
7. The Right Profile

17. I'm Not Down
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Akhenaten » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 pm

1. London Calling
2. Jimmy Jazz
3. Brand New Cadillac
4. Lost In The Supermarket
5. Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
6. The Guns Of Brixton
7. Hateful
8. Wrong 'Em Boyo
9. Revolution Rock
10. Rudy Can't Fail
11. Death Or Glory
12. Spanish Bombs
13. Four Horsemen
14. The Right Profile
15. I'm Not Down
16. Lover's Rock
17. Koka Kola
18. Clampdown
19. The Card Cheat
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Toni » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:27 pm

5. Rudie Can't Fail
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
18. Revolution Rock
12. Death or Glory
9. Clampdown
19. Train in Vain
1. London Calling
10. The Guns of Brixton
6. Spanish Bombs
17. I'm Not Down
8. Lost in the Supermarket
16. Four Horsemen
14. The Card Cheat
4. Hateful
2. Brand New Cadillac
7. The Right Profile
15. Lover's Rock
3. Jimmy Jazz
13. Koka Kola

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by mileswide » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 pm

Honorio wrote:By the way I compiled some of my favourite middle-eights (although I admit having borrowed some inspiration from web-pages and forums).

Mmm, kinda like the idea. What do you think? Should I create a new thread about the subject?
I'm years late to the debate but did you have a middle-eights poll in the end? Got to love me a good middle 8, they can make a song into something more (I find The Byrds' cover of All I Really Wanna Do plods by their standards until "I don't want to fake you out", which sets the stall for a gloriously melodic last minute). Or they can completely take over a track like Common People, which you've quite rightly chosen and where the song properly starts for me.

They're still alive as well and not only in guitar-based music. I can probably think of a more recent example but, just off the top of my head, the middle-eight in Shy FX's We Just Don't Care on the poppier end of drum and bass is just dreamy ("The chemistry is killing me between me and you...")

Anyway, task at hand- I went to see a tribute band play London Calling in sequence a couple months back, not that it's made it any easier to put these classics in order!

12| Death or Glory
09| Clampdown (again, a quality middle-8!)
14| The Card Cheat
06| Spanish Bombs
10| The Guns of Brixton
19| Train In Vain
05| Rudie Can't Fail
17| I'm Not Down
07| The Right Profile
03| Jimmy Jazz
04| Hateful
13| Koka Kola
02| Brand New Cadillac
11| Wrong 'Em Boyo
01| London Calling
16| Four Horsemen
08| Lost In The Supermarket
15| Lover's Rock
18| Revolution Rock
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Honorio » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 am

mileswide wrote:I'm years late to the debate but did you have a middle-eights poll in the end?
No, in fact I even didn't make a new thread on the subject.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by mileswide » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:53 pm

Do you think there'd be clamour for a thread/poll? I'd conduct the poll but I don't have Excel or the like to help with sorting all the data
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by Honorio » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:45 am

I honestly think there'd be clamour enough but you can ask on the main (Music. Music. Music) thread...
I can help with the Excel.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Clash's London Calling

Post by mileswide » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:21 pm

Sweet, thanks Honorio, I'll check with the troops back at base, hopefully we can get the idea off the ground (please excuse the mixed metaphors there)!
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