12 Songs, 59 Minutes


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3.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Know Your Rights ,

BAD's best album

Tough beats and great lyrics.
This is what the clash would have sounded like had jones not been kicked out.
Joe Strummer just showed up and wouldn't leave making this the last clash album ever.

enretard ,


When the first BAD album came out a DJ at KALX (UC Berkeley's hipster radio station) was beside himself in anticipation and so was I. After he played the first side, I was thrilled while hipster DJ was speechless and by the end of side two he was stupified. I guess he thought (along with lots of other people with lots of other bands) that after a break-up the parts will somehow replicate the whole that once was...it never happens, it shouldn't happen and it doesn't with BAD. Its different. And if you can deal with that, then give this album a listen. If you liked Mick's sensibilities in the Clash, you will probably find something in it. If you think that after the Clash, there isn't much left to say or do, then you've likely been disappointed for a long time now.

jarowis ,

I bought it when it came in a longbox

no. 10, upping st was a brilliant album. It was a brilliant BAD album, and was made even more memorable due to the fact that Strummer built a spliff bunker in the studio. You can feel the Presence of Joe, especially during V. Thirteen. Imagine hearing Joe belting out that song! That would have been a great live choice for the Mescaleros, now that I think about it. But let us turn to Jonsey as well, and be reminded that he, and not you and I, could create such memorable music. Was it the last Clash album? I don't regard it as such, although it feels nice to say it. But it was the last time we saw a Strummer/Jones credit on a record label. And that means a hell of a lot.

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