The Clash were lamenting what they saw as the death of rock n’ roll and initially wanted to call their third studio album  ‘The Last Testament’ suggesting it was the last rock n’ roll record. The cover image echoes this sentiment as it mimics that of Elvis Presley’s debut where The King is holding his guitar, but in this latest instance, Simonon is smashing his bass figuratively signalling the end of the medium. Whether ‘London Calling’ is the last rock n’ roll record is arguable, but what is not up for debate is that even 35 years later, it is one of it’s finest examples.

Don Letts (pictured with Paul Simonon below) will be joining us for the London & Oslo sessions. Scroll down for more info. Looks like ‘The Guns of Brixton’!

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The presentation and album replay will be starting earlier than usual so make sure you get there on time for food and drink during the musical lead-up. And of course we will take an intermission between Sides B & C.


Sunday, 7th December, 5 to 8 pm

*** Please arrive no later than 5:30 pm as this is a double album and we have a guest but we suggest you get there earlier to order some great Japanese food.

Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE

Transport: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland / Haggerston Overground

Tickets: £12 in advance available here, £15 on the door.

Presenters: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy with special guest, the original punky dread Don Letts of BBC 6 Music.

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Reference MC Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power ConditionerKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York

Sunday, December 7th, 1:30pm – 4:30 pm

Please note the new timings as now attendees can order brunch or lunch (depending on what time you get up!) while listening to the musical lead-up.

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $8 online here and $10 on the door

Presenters: Ron Like Hell

Audio Menu installed by Stuarts AudioRega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableMcIntosh C2500 preamplifierMcIntosh MC452 power amplifierAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch Loudspeakers


Sunday, 14th December, 5 – 8pm

Månen, Youngstorget 3, Oslo, Norway

Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance available online here.

Presenters: Kent Horne with filmmaker, musician and DJ (and the original punky dread) Don Letts of BBC Radio 6.

Visual interpretetions by João Doria

Audio Menu from Duet Audio: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide 


Sunday, December 14th, 5 – 8 pm

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

Tickets: $5 on the door and online.

Presenters: Dispatch Magazine

Audio Menu:Grado Gold 1 Moving Iron CartridgeVPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 PreamplifierClasse CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond LoudspeakersTransparent Audio Interconnects and CablingBDI Mirage

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