The Clash’s third album London Calling was voted the best album of the 80’s and the 8th best album of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. It went platinum and sold over 5 million copies. The music was no longer Punk Rock, they were now a mainstream rock band and had commercial appeal. Despite this their attitude never changed. Joe Strummer (RIP) will forever be an iconic figure and he never let success go to his head. For me it never got better than the debut album, loud aggressive guitar and angry vocals shouting out about what was wrong in society and the UK in particular. If you want to get a feel for the times and the Winter of Discontent then just turn up ‘London’s Burning’, Career Opportunities”, White Riot’ & ‘I’m So Bored With the USA’. You’ll feel it, if you don’t you are in a coma.