Sun, Nov 17|
The Clash "London Calling" 40th Anniversary
Listen to lead-up music related to this amazing LP. Then enjoy the entire album on the best hi-fi stereo in KC, brought in exclusively for the show.
Time & Location
Nov 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Waldo Pizza, 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA
About The Event
It's hard to believe that this album is celebrating 40 years in 2019! For many, London Calling represents the pinnacle of music from The Clash, while for others it represents selling out their Punk roots. Either way, the album is a powerful musical representation of the band, the time, and the way the music world was changing.
Incorporating a wider range of styles such as punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock, "London Calling" is a melange of musical stylings. While the album draws on the entirety of rock and roll's past for its sound, the concepts and lyrical themes are drawn from the history, politics and myths associated with the genre.
Listen to a curated selection of music and fun facts related to the featured LP. Then enjoy the entire album played on an amazing sound system brought in just for the show.
Just a small sample of the accolades this seminal record has received:
Acclaimed Music - the sixth most highly ranked record on critics' lists of the all-time greatest albums
1989 - Rolling Stone the best album of the 1980s.
1994 - Guinness Book of Top 1000 Albums named it the second-greatest punk album.
1999 - Q magazine named London Calling the fourth-greatest British album of all time and later ranked it 20th on its list of the 100 Greatest Albums Ever
NME ranked it as the sixth-greatest album of the 1970s
2003 and 2012 - Rolling Stone ranked it eighth on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Entertainment Weekly's Tom Sinclair declared it the "Best Album of All Time" in his headline for a 2004 article on the album
In 2007, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, a collection of recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance and in 2009, the album was included in the BBC Radio 1 Masterpieces Series, denoting one of the most influential albums of all time.