On top of their game
Louis the Kingsnake | Midwest USA | 11/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know that their 1977 debut and London Calling seem to get all of the ink but Give 'em Enough Rope is a masterpiece in it's own right. The album may not boast too many radio friendly songs but doin't let that dissuade you. In this album the trademark chainsaw guitars of early Clash are subtly blended with hints of the world influences that would play out so prominently on London Calling and Sandinista.
Strummer and co. even skewer many of their own fans in the album's final song. "All the Young Punks" was the best send-up of an artist's own fan base until Nirvana released "In Bloom". If you are even a casual fan of the Clash or 70's punk get this album."