London Calling

1979 double studio album by The Clash

London Calling is the third studio album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was released in 1979 (1980 in the U.S).

London Calling
Studio album by
Released14 December 1979 (1979-12-14)
RecordedAugust–September and November 1979
StudioWessex Sound Studios in London
LabelCBS, Epic
ProducerGuy Stevens, Mick Jones
The Clash chronology
'Give 'Em Enough Rope
London Calling 'Sandinista!
Singles from London Calling
  1. "London Calling"
    Released: 7 December 1979
  2. "Clampdown"
    Released: 1980 (AUS only)
  3. "Train in Vain"
    Released: 12 February 1980

The album represented a significant change in The Clash's musical style, which now featured major elements of ska, funk, pop, soul, jazz, rockabilly and reggae far more prominently than in their previous two albums.[1]


  1. Guarisco, Donald A. "Rudie Can't Fail Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 February 2008.