Originally released in May 1982, forty years ago, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’, plus favorites‘ Straight To Hell’ and ‘Know Your Rights’, it is both their biggest selling album and highest-charting set in both the UK and US.
To celebrate there will be a special edition of the album, titled ‘Combat Rock / The People’s Hall’, which will be released today, on 20th May. It couples the album with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash. It will be released in double-CD, triple-vinyl, and digital formats.
To coincide and celebrate this, also released now is the new book all about the making of and influences that created this classic album, called ‘Combat Ready’. Written by author and Clash aficionado, Tim Satchwell, the book contains 210 pages of insight, interest, and imagery for any fan of The Clash, and ships with a ‘Combat Ready’ poster and patch as well as other punk rock extras.
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“To celebrate the iconic album’s fortieth anniversary this year, Clash aficionado and author Tim Satchwell has updated his debut book, ‘Combat Ready’, all about the inspiration behind and making of The Clash’s classic album ‘Combat Rock’. This book is a treasure trove of information as well as an in-depth collector’s item, looking at The Clash’s biggest and most successful album release; its background stories, the studios and people involved, containing plenty of hitherto unknown insight and original color art.
Tim has written three books about The Clash; Combat Rock (Combat Ready), Give ‘em Enough Rope (All The Peacemakers), and The Clash (First album… Move Up Starsky), and is now working on his fourth, all about Sandinista. This limited edition all about ‘Combat Rock’ is for super-fans of The Clash and their fifth studio album, all produced as a labor of love, with plenty of extras for the readers and listeners. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about one of punk rock’s most celebrated bands, then this book is for you!”