The Clash ‎– Combat Rock

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS FMLN 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FEA 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(8-Trk, Album) Epic FEA 37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 4287 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) Epic EPC 4287 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
FET 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) Epic FET 37689 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
40 CBS 85570 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) CBS 40 CBS 85570 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
FMLN 40-2 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) CBS FMLN 40-2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
40-85570 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) CBS 40-85570 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
FET 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) Epic FET 37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
COL 40-32787 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 40-32787 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
PET 37689, PET37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Bei) Epic, Epic PET 37689, PET37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
PET 37689, PET37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Bei) Epic, Epic PET 37689, PET37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
41-85570 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Chr) CBS 41-85570 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
WPET-37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, CrO) Epic WPET-37689 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
WPET-37689, WPET 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, CrO) Epic, Epic WPET-37689, WPET 37689 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
WPET-37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Dol) Epic WPET-37689 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
PET 37689, PET37689 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Tra) Epic, Epic PET 37689, PET37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
285570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS 285570 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
85570, CBS 85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy 85570, CBS 85570 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS 85570 Israel 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS CBS 32787 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS FMLN 2 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
144761 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic 144761 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS 85570 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
EPIC-245 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic EPIC-245 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS 85570 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
47265 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Discos CBS 47265 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
CCB 1 000112 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS CCB 1 000112 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
25·3P-353 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic 25·3P-353 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ELPS 4287 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 4287 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ELPS 4287 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 4287 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
PE 37689, E37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic, Epic PE 37689, E37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
85570, CBS 85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy 85570, CBS 85570 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 85570, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 85570, FMLN 2 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
ASF 2747 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS ASF 2747 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
S 85570 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS S 85570 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CBS32787 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS CBS32787 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
LNS-17416 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Epic LNS-17416 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 85570, 85570, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 85570, 85570, FMLN 2 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, 1st) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2, CXAL 537689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, 2nd) Epic, Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2, CXAL 537689 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, 2nd) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Pro) CBS FE 37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
47265, ALS 6505 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Promo) Discos CBS, Epic 47265, ALS 6505 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
PE 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) Epic PE 37689 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 32787, 01-032787-20 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32787, 01-032787-20 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RM, 2nd) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
PE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RP) Epic, Epic PE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Epic, Epic FE 37689, FMLN 2 US 1982 Sell This Version
593 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Unofficial) High stereo light 593 South Korea 1982 Sell This Version
FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, TP, W/Lbl) CBS FMLN 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
AS 99-1592 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Promo) Epic AS 99-1592 US 1983 Sell This Version
FE 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Promo, Cam) Epic FE 37689 US 1983 Sell This Version
40-32787 (PR) The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32787 (PR) Spain 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32787 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
32787 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) CBS 32787 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
25・8P-5063 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic 25・8P-5063 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
OKLS 462931 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) Okeh OKLS 462931 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
WEK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic WEK 37689 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 37689 US 1990 Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 37689 US 1990 Sell This Version
465032 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic 465032 2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
ESCA-5265 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA-5265 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
40-32787 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32787 Turkey 1991 Sell This Version
B 104 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) BLOK B 104 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0630 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0630 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
32787, CDCBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 32787, CDCBS 32787 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CD 32787, COL CD 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia CD 32787, COL CD 32787 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
40-32787 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32787 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
EK 63896 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic EK 63896 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ESCA 7814 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 7814 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
495349 2, 4953492000 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia 495349 2, 4953492000 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
496249 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RM) Epic 496249 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
GSM-09799-2, 495349 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RM) GSM Music, Columbia GSM-09799-2, 495349 2 China 1999 Sell This Version
495349 1 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia 495349 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
495349 8 The Clash Combat Rock(MD, Album) Columbia 495349 8 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
EK 63896 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Club, RM) Epic EK 63896 US 2000 Sell This Version
EK 63896 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RM) Epic EK 63896 US 2000 Sell This Version
EK 63896 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RM) Epic EK 63896 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
MHCP 529 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Epic MHCP 529 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MHCP 892 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic MHCP 892 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
88697159311 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 88697159311 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none The Clash Combat Rock(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Sony Music Canada none 2013
887254469728 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Vin) Columbia 887254469728 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
EICP 30023 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l EICP 30023 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88725446972 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 88725446972 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
SICP 30098 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Epic SICP 30098 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88725446971 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 88725446971 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP862 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP862 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
88725446971 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RM, 180) Epic 88725446971 US 2013 Sell This Version
88985391771 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Sony Music, Legacy 88985391771 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock (LP, Album) Columbia CBS 32787 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock (LP, Album, RP) CBS CBS 32787 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
465032 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic 465032 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2-032.787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic 2-032.787 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
WEK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic WEK 37689 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
VEK-37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic VEK-37689 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic EK 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Epic EK 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDDE-17416 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album) Columbia CDDE-17416 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
CEK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Club) Epic CEK 37689 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, Club) Epic EK 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
EK 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 32787, CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CDCBS 32787, CBS 32787 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 32787, COL CD 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia CD 32787, COL CD 32787 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 32787, CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Epic, Epic CDCBS 32787, CBS 32787 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 32787, 467383 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia CD 32787, 467383 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
746.217/2-032.787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Epic 746.217/2-032.787 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
CD 32787, COL CD 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia CD 32787, COL CD 32787 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CD 32787 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD32787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony CD32787 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
495349 2 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 495349 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
EK 37689, 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RP) Epic, Epic EK 37689, 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
2-032.787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RP) Epic 2-032.787 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
2-032787 The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RE, RP) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2-032787 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
88697743662A The Clash Combat Rock(CD, Album, RM) Epic 88697743662A Canada Unknown Sell This Version
40-32787 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32787 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1082 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1082 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MG 0630 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0630 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SR 2517 The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Specialist Recording (2) SR 2517 Unknown Sell This Version
none The Clash Combat Rock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Clash) none Unknown Sell This Version
32787 1 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) Columbia 32787 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E 37689, BL 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album) CBS, Epic E 37689, BL 37689 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FE 37689, FE37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Car) Epic, Epic, Epic FE 37689, FE37689, FMLN 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
PE 37689 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Epic PE 37689 US Unknown Sell This Version
495349 1 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Ltd, RP) Columbia 495349 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32787, FMLN-2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32787, FMLN-2 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32787 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32787 UK Unknown Sell This Version
E 37689, PE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, RP) Epic, Epic, Epic E 37689, PE 37689, FMLN 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
PE 37689, FMLN 2 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Ter) Epic, Epic PE 37689, FMLN 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
JKA-8046 The Clash Combat Rock(LP, Album, Unofficial) Best Fortune Records JKA-8046 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 14, 2018
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FE 37689, FMLN 2

I’ve often wondered how many album jackets feature a band on some remote railroad tracks, and why they think this is a good setting, or what the imagery is supposed to provoke, especially since almost no one uses the railroads anymore, other than for the transportation of goods, and now it seems for evocative images from a time bygone time … nevertheless, here we have The Clash, on the tracks, perhaps envisioning themselves at the juncture of some proverbial crossroads.

Combat Rock found The Clash at the top of their game, arriving on the heels of a series of albums that were getting progressively better, yet still, heavily relied on a single to carry them through. If a bit unorthodox, Combat Rock was without a doubt the most wholly cohesive album to date, combining a series of genres that should not have flowed together, yet in the hands of The Clash, managed to do so flawlessly, even effortlessly. Fusing all of this music together were some splendid, if not often cryptic lyrics, boldly taking swipes at America and America’s foreign and political policies as had never been done before. Though with that in mind, I sincerely doubt that those lyrics affected those listening to this gem in 1982 as did say the lyrics of The Jefferson Airplane as they stepped into a new decade, ready to tear down the walls as well.

My point here is that even with the critical acclaim of the album and the adventure the band were on, most of the members were on their own bi-polar trip, having come into a drug culture that was more solitary, and not as unifying as it had been in the mid 60’s, with drummer Topper Headon being asked to leave the band (it was a year of great Cocaine and bad Heroin), which was followed by a series of infighting and directional disagreements that were beginning to surface, signaling with all its glory that Combat was more about the splintering and combat within the band than with the changes they professed to be in favor of, or the culture they they wished to change.

There are others who will profess as vehemently, that this is a very weak and disjointed album, that it is only the high octane of the delivery that makes it feel important, that Combat Rock engaged in dysfunctional forms of artist expression laid down by a group of morons who actually didn’t know how to play their instruments, was clearly geared to an American market of punk fashion that offered a bit more sophistication and presentation … basically anything to get the band as far away from the Queen of England as possible, and that Combat Rock, a massive album was not The Clash’s finest hour.

Nearly all of the songs are heavily riff driven with a catchy blues progression delivered in 4/4 time, often seemingly filled with improvisational vocals, creating a surreal atmosphere that changes from track to track, yet keeps the band in check. With the first side of the album delivering more conventional material and sporting two radio hits, side two becomes more introspective and less accessible, as if Frank Zappa had been pressed into service. From there the album goes in all directions at once, though in the end dovetails back in on itself, of course with others saying that rather than dovetailing, the experience rained back down on itself and exploded.

When all is said and done, I found the sonic energy to be impossible to ignore, I also found that with this much energy, I could not listen to more than a single side of the album at once, quickly finding the side that rode best in my back pocket for future plays, nearly ignoring the other, where weak songs are overshadowed by great ones, where The Clash seemed to be a serious band during a time of new-wave fluff.

*** The Fun Facts: The album was initially envisioned as a double outing, to be titled Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg.

Review by Jenell Kesler
monddialle

monddialle

February 27, 2018
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FE 37689, FMLN 2
This pressing is purely gorgeous. Never believed how fantastic Canadian version could sound.
rasoren

rasoren

September 4, 2016
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FE 37689, FMLN 2
I have this pressing according to the matrices, but my labels are the 2-tone Epic labels, not what are pictured here. Very clean and quiet. Drums sound stunning. Very pleased for 10 bucks!
roky.lindstrom

roky.lindstrom

August 30, 2016
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, CBS 85570, 85570, FMLN 2
My copy of CBS 85570 says Made In Holland on the label.
rosepierre

rosepierre

July 20, 2016
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, 1st, FE 37689, FMLN 2
My copy has the custom labels but Inoculated City is the shortened version, even though it says 2:40 on the track listing.
junkmale

junkmale

June 25, 2016
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FMLN 2

well said england2 & EverlastingFather!
totally agree with you, five bloody brilliant albums from one of THE greatest bands of all time :-)
aliceboy

aliceboy

September 17, 2015
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, RE, PE 37689

Combat Rock is another example of a band hitting their peak just before they break up. Though perhaps their most commercially successful album (with both intercontinental hit singles 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' and 'Rock the Casbah'), the uneven sound of this album shows the fractious nature of the band hitting their high. The entire first side is militant, vicious and beautiful, including both the aforementioned singles as well as call-to-arms opener 'Know Your Rights' and the lush Vietnam-ode reggae of 'Straight to Hell,' with the weak link being 'Car Jamming,' which provides a taste of what follows on the flip-side. Side two opens with the reprehensible 'Overpowered by Funk' and lurches on through other ill-advised ventures into territory the band had already explored on their previous, Sandinista (to similarly mixed results).
From here out, The Clash spiraled apart. Between this album, Sandinista and the better-forgotten Cut the Crap, it seems like it was probably for the best they called it quits when they did.
england2

england2

August 2, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FMLN 2
Can't anybody just comment on how great this album is?! Which actually, is, a GREAT & TIMELESS album!
Not interested in all your bullshit about "Runout" matrix numbers, codes, etc! Get a life!!
Don't think Joe Strummer would of been interested either! R.I.P.
ExVixen

ExVixen

May 2, 2015
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FMLN 2
My Version is 1982.....but has CBS 328727 Red CBS Labels on both sides. Matrix runouts on A Side is CBS 32787 - 5 and on B side it has 32787 with a mis etch of 'FLMN' crossed out and then endorsed with an etched FMLN above the crossed out mis etch and then B3 to the side. Came with the poster ;)
drpaine

drpaine

November 21, 2014
referencing Combat Rock, LP, Album, FMLN 2
My copy has a different runout code. FMLN 2 A-3