Give 'Em Enough Rope (Vinyl)

by The Clash

Give 'Em Enough Rope is the second studio album from The Clash, released in 1978.

Despite the tepid production by metal guru Sandy Pearlman, Give 'Em Enough Rope manages to burn with white-hot intensity. Though not as amateurish or snarling as their debut album, Rope finds the boys flexing their songwriting muscles. The first three songs ("Safe European Home," "English Civil War," and "Tommy Gun") stand among their most powerful and leap from the record with brute force. Though they hit a few clunkers ("Cheapskates"), this album is a near classic and gives a hint of the band to come that would light up the world with London Calling.

Safe European Home
English Civil War
Tommy Gun
Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
Last Gang in Town

Guns On the Roof
Drug-Stabbing Time
Stay Free
All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)