“Sandinista!” is the fourth studio album by English punk rock band the Clash, which was released on December 12th, 1980.
It was released as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side. According to Joe Strummer, the decision to release a triple-LP was the their way of mocking CBS for resisting their desire to release London Calling as a double album, then releasing Bruce Springsteen's double album “The River”, also on CBS, less than a year later. The band's wish to release the album at a low price was also met with resistance, and they had to forego any royalties on the first 200,000 copies sold in the UK and a 50% cut in royalties elsewhere.
Anticipating the “World Music" trend of the 1980s, it features Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, Rockabilly, Folk, Dub, Rhythm and Blues, Calypso, Disco, and Rap. For the first time, the band's traditional songwriting credits of Strummer and Jones were replaced by a generic credit to the Clash.
The album was released to much critical acclaim, although some critics have argued that the album would have worked better as a less-ambitious, smaller project. Sandinista won several "best of the year" critics polls in 1981. It was voted the best album of the year in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics poll. Dave Marsh noted that it was a record whose topic was as many years ahead of its time as its sound!
Sandinista!” is ranked Number 404 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
Tonight I am spinning Sandinista!” by the Clash!
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