The ClashCombat Rock

Label:CBS – FMLN 2
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Punk, Dub, Funk


A1Know Your Rights3:38
A2Car Jamming3:58
A3Should I Stay Or Should I Go3:06
A4Rock The Casbah 3:14
A5Red Angel Dragnet3:48
A6Straight To Hell 5:30
B1Overpowered By Funk
KeyboardsPoly Mandell
B2Atom Tan2:35
B3Sean Flynn
Saxophone [Sax]Gary Barnacle
B4Ghetto Defendant4:45
B5Inoculated City 2:43
B6Death Is A Star
PianoTymon Dogg

Companies, etc.



Issued on custom CBS labels and with a printed lyrics inner sleeve.

Initial quantities included a poster and a sticker on the front cover stating: 'Free Poster Inside FMLN 2'. Some copies have two different hype stickers (See images) rather than just one as seen on main image.

A later pressing replaced the initial rectangular poster of the band with another reproducing the front cover photo instead.

- Copies with golden promo stamp on rear of sleeve also exist. -

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Rights Society: MCPS / BIEM
  • Price Code (On rear cover): CB 271
  • Price Code (Circled on rear cover): 57
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): FMLN 2 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): FMLN 2 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): FMLN 2 A-2 NOEL ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): FMLN 2 B-2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): FMLN 2 A-3 NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): FMLN 2 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): FMLN 2 A-3 NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): FMLN 2 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): FMLN 2 A-4 NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): FMLN 2 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): FMLN 2 A-3 NOEL 2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): FMLN 2 B-2 2 7 ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): FMLN 2 A-3 NOEL I V
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): FMLN 2 B-2 I V
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): < FMLN 2 A-3 I NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): < FMLN 2 B - 26 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): FMLN 2 A-4 NOEL. 26 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8 (Incorrect FLMN etching scratched out and stamped FMLN)): FMLN 2 B3 V

Other Versions (5 of 230)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Combat Rock (Cassette, Album, Beige, Dolby System)Epic, EpicPET 37689, PET37689US1982
Recently Edited
Combat Rock (LP, Album)EpicELPS 4287Australia1982
Combat Rock (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBS, CBSCBS 85570, 85570, FMLN 2Europe1982
Recently Edited
Combat Rock (LP, Album)CBSFMLN 2Ireland1982
Recently Edited
Combat Rock (LP, Album)CBSCBS 85570Italy1982



  • carlosiino1983's avatar
    Hi folks,
    has anyone the poster to sell? my copy miss it :-( ...I'd like to buy if someone wants to sell me!
    • 3sand7s's avatar
      4.27 user rating, wtf? I am listening to a NM (media) A3 / B2 right now & it is absolutely amazing...destroys the US RE from the 80s we have owned which did not sound bad either. So much detail, no sibilance, instrumentation / separation, & big soundstage...lovely playback, swear you are in the studio type experience. This pressing, for me, avoids all the probs of mastering / pressing in this era.
      • Kirky70's avatar
        Is there a better version than this UK OG???
        Would like to know compared to a US or Japanese pressing??
        • JackdawTrading's avatar
          Has the 2,000 flushes,

          Super super clean and quality sound
          • xrey's avatar
            Not long after 'Combat Rock' was released, there was a legal issue with "Inoculated City" where they inserted a commercial for '2,000 Flushes' in the middle of the song without obtaining proper clearances, and Epic/CBS/Sony was required to remove it in subsequent reissues. (Ha!)

            Albums with the original content should have been considered somewhat rare, but close to 100 worldwide releases were never changed.

            Out of the 204 various versions of this album listed here, most of the older CDs have the 2:10 edited version, while others do not indicate any track durations to help clear this up.

            Then there are about two dozen vinyl pressings that have the edited version, but the B-side labels weren't updated and all erroneously indicate 2:40. In these cases, you must play the track to find out.

            Sometimes the description in the notes is correct, but the Discogs track duration is not.

            To further confuse the issue, around the year 2000, the '2,000 Flushes' commercial was restored to newer reissues!

            So the edit of "Inoculated City" might actually be the rarer version of the two!

            This might also apply to the 3 uncleared Robert DeNiro samples from 'Taxi Driver' used in track #5, "Real Angel Dragnet", but I cannot confirm this by the track durations...only by actually playing the track!
            • ExVixen's avatar
              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's avatar
                My copy has a different runout code. FMLN 2 A-3


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