“There are many reasons to love this record, and they're all valid. The Clash were a great band. They proved it on Give 'Em Enough Rope, which is a brilliant album, and they rose to a new level on London Calling.
"What always fascinated me about London Calling is how inclusive it is. There’s all kinds of music on it, so many styles. The band seemed to be just as eager to explore different genres and get inside of them as they were to spread their message. They knew what they wanted to say; they just didn’t want to say it the same way twice.
“What's also interesting is that The Clash were powerful without being bombastic. On London Calling, you hear all of these funny little instruments being played. There's experimentation and nuance. They were really quite different from the Sex Pistols.”