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Jan 30th, 2009 07:45 PM
raoul duke Definitely a classic album that I can listen to all the time
Jan 27th, 2009 12:46 AM
Graystreet Best Album Ever? Far from it, the best album ever is London Calling by The Clash, you nitwits. I read it on Wikipedia.
Jan 26th, 2009 10:18 PM
stevetothepast I agree, I had listened to this album quite a bit before I really started liking it. I always thought it was just so damn over-rated, and not very punk at all. I really love how it is so diverse as opposed to say the Ramones, or Stiff little Fingers.
Jun 17th, 2008 08:45 AM
Terrible-D Except for the fact that your link leads nowhere.

I'm on the "best album ever" bandwagon.
Apr 9th, 2008 03:22 PM
Discala War eh? Well heres all the proof you need that Judas Priest is better than The Clash. Rob Halford, the lead singer of Priest, had a painting commissioned of himself atop a mountain of monsters killing them with an ax, in the spirit of Frank Frazetta's Conan works, which he then put on mouse pads and posters and sells on his web site. I think thats check mate, war over.

http://halfordmerchandise.com/item.asp?cID=0&PID=19
Apr 9th, 2008 02:06 AM
Protoclown THIS MEANS WAR
Apr 8th, 2008 09:02 PM
Discala macro death:"Mr. Clown, you are so wrong. The best album ever recorded is Judas Priest's Painkiller, no other."

Totally dude, I made an account just so I can give you props. I stopped hanging out with a kid one time because he said The Clash was better than Judas Priest. The entire world is really just a dream that Rob Halford is having that we happen to be characters in.
Feb 9th, 2008 04:27 AM
Guitar Woman So I'm really offended by this thread
Feb 9th, 2008 04:00 AM
JakeOfAllTrades My old Art teacher let me put London Calling into the CD Player of his art room, and he was worried that it would have swearing. He mostly listens to Classical music on the ABC Classical Radio channel. You could forgive him for not being that aware of Punk.

But I put it on, and he compared it to the Beatles. I believe he missed the point, since the opening track states "phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust".

I sat at a desk, and listened to this album for the very first time. It was very different from the "The Clash: The Singles" CD I was given for my birthday one year that made me a fan of their music.

But what I noticed about it was, it wasn't really angry music in a yelling way. One of my favorite albums was the Sex Pistols's "Never Mind the Bollocks", and knowing what the other side of Punk was, I was able to see how The Clash used Punk in their own way, distanced from Anarchy, but still political.

You know, there are some times in your life, that when you hear so much about an album being good, and you finally listen to it with your own ears, that you remember forever. I guess it was the experience of putting it in a CD player before my iPod that really gives you the feel of an album that you rarely get these days, since iPods and stuff like that have made music portable, yet there are sometimes when an album was not meant to have headphones for speakers. It needs to be played to the open air.

Funnily enough, this girl I know came in for an article she needed for research, and she heard the music, identified it, and told me she had it on vinyl. And they say there's no hope for the future, even with kids like us around who listen to good stuff from a past era.
Jan 21st, 2008 10:23 AM
D-MoN Heh you'd be right there Prot. However I don't want the little mouth-pooper to feel bad so I wrote a Death/Black metal song for him.

OOOOORRRKKK!!
GORKA BLORKA ORRGRAH ORRH!!
DRAGONS!!
ORRGGHH!! NORK GLOOOOAAAPPPLLGGLAAHH!
DUNGEONS!!
GOPOAAALLPPLLL!!!
SATAN!!
BLAGGLEELOOORRHH!!

Now add some blast beats and some high speed licks and pretend it means something, BLAMMO! Instant black metal and with that magic, you can feel relevant.
Jan 17th, 2008 01:37 AM
Protoclown Oh, by all means, continue then. Rant away!
Jan 16th, 2008 10:45 AM
Styled Executioner It gives me chance to vent my rage in a family friendly, safe, hygienic way anyway. So it's all good.
Jan 15th, 2008 07:37 PM
Protoclown Not to worry, Styled Executioner: after reading some of D-Mon's other comments, it's pretty clear that you probably shouldn't take him very seriously.
Jan 14th, 2008 05:05 PM
Styled Executioner
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Originally Posted by D-MoN View Post
Could be worse though. Could be the subtle homoerotic overtones of men in denial that we call Death Metal. Death metal sucks on a good day but when you realize it's just a cheap man's way out of the closet instead of just kicking the damn thing open and screaming waht you want we tress it up as lame ass corpse paint. So yeah, London Calling is awesome because it's about a genuine expression of anger and not rage because you're so repressed that your idiot fans can't get the hint from makeup and black leather straps.
Wow, you really are a dick with a superiority complex and possibly a bad case of hemorrhoids. I'm not going to point out your shitty grammar or spelling because that would just be rude, no I'm going to point out some glaring errors you've made during your, quite clearly, "in depth" observations of metal culture.

First error: Bondage Gear and Corpsepaint is a signature of Black Metal, not Death, and was first introduced to separate the movement from other types of metal out at the time.

Second Error: 'London Calling' is a genuine expression of anger yet no metal is? Is that your argument? Do I really need to go any more in depth than that? No.

Maybe you'll soon be the one bursting out of the closet in a shower of semen and gay porn when you finally realise you've repressed your real feelings, Mister Homophobic shithead.
Jan 14th, 2008 03:11 AM
autodidact ftw - Dark Side of the Moon, a top 200 album for 736 weeks, over 14 years.
Jan 14th, 2008 01:49 AM
IGoToCommunityCollege I believe Def Leppard's Pyromania is the best album ever.
Jan 13th, 2008 11:32 PM
Girl Drink Drunk http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
and then http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/showt...php?t=69698624
Jan 13th, 2008 06:37 PM
Undead Overlord Changing gears for a second...has anyone ever seen Stephen Lynch? He's a singing comedian and he's HILARIOUS! Maybe a bit mean, but abolutely hilarious. My favorite song is "Beelz".

What's your favorite song that he did?
Jan 13th, 2008 06:30 PM
Shoop da Woop I IS TEH MOOSE!
Jan 13th, 2008 06:15 PM
GRUMPYNZ I agree that it's best album ever recorded.
Jan 13th, 2008 04:25 PM
Shoop da Woop I perfer Dr. Steel's People of Earth myself. Then again, almost no one has heard it. Just check out my site for some of his music. -Nods-
Jan 13th, 2008 03:39 PM
whoareyou this is definetly in the top ten, but for my taste the top spot is either Nirvana Unplugged in New York or Johnny Cash Live at San Quinton.
Jan 13th, 2008 02:04 PM
incognit000 I like this album because it got me laid. Twice.
Jan 13th, 2008 09:25 AM
D-MoN Could be worse though. Could be the subtle homoerotic overtones of men in denial that we call Death Metal. Death metal sucks on a good day but when you realize it's just a cheap man's way out of the closet instead of just kicking the damn thing open and screaming waht you want we tress it up as lame ass corpse paint. So yeah, London Calling is awesome because it's about a genuine expression of anger and not rage because you're so repressed that your idiot fans can't get the hint from makeup and black leather straps.
Jan 13th, 2008 06:46 AM
Grishnak I forget "A night at the opera"! O mamma mia mamma mia MAMMA MIA LET ME GO!
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