So starting back in chronological order and something from 1979. A dubbed up Clash release that had their major hit, “London Calling” as the A-side track. Amazingly this was the only single lifted off the double-album of the same name and it took a while to hit the Top 20 (eventually stalling at number 11) The iconic, opening guitar riff for this was helped by some superb production by the late Guy Stevens (Mott The Hoople). Resounding bass and wailing guitar sound,a once heard never forgotten track. So onto “Armagideon Time” originally written by Willi Williams, this a reggae cover given Strummer’s unique vocal take on it and some excellent drumming by Topper Headon. Two different dub versions on the B-side (I’ve kept them together as intended) show the talents of Engineers Bill Price and Jerry Green to give the original reggae sound an update.
CBS – 12 8087
|Armagideon Time (Version)||8:51|
|B1||Justice Tonight (Version)|
|B2||Kick It Over (Version)|