The Clash’s ‘Combat Rock’ was released on this day in 1982

combatThe Clash’s fifth studio album ‘Combat Rock’ was released on May the 14th 1982
-The cover photo for ‘Combat Rock’ was shot on a deserted railway line outside Bangkok while the band was on their Far East tour in 1982.
‘Combat Rock’ was originally planned as a double album with the working title Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg, but the idea was scrapped after internal wrangling within the group.
– The song, “Ghetto Defendant”, features beat poet Allen Ginsberg, who performed the song on stage with the band during the New York shows on their tour in support of the album.

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