It’s the Clash. Even those that live under a rock heard this in the background while having sedimentary thoughts. All your favorites are there. Really what makes an album like this listenable are when songs sound even better than they normally do. For this, I nominate “The Guns of Brixton.” It starts with a bit of banter and then goes right into the song. It may not be The Clash’s most popular song, but this version rates as one of the best.
The cover of “I Fought the Law” is also above average and a song they are often known for. “The Magnificent Seven” is one of their more fun forays normally, but it misses the mark. Live albums are tough. You’re always going to have some songs that sound better or worse on any given night. “Armagideon Time” also is one to avoid. Luckily you can always listen to the studio version of the track!
Your standards are here too: “London Calling,” “Rock the Casbah” and “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” They’re, well, standard. No real surprises but not bad either.