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’!
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 Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Reference MC Phono Stage, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
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 Audio: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, McIntosh C2500 preamplifier, McIntosh MC452 power amplifier, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch 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 Cartridge, VPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 Preamplifier, Classe CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers, Transparent Audio Interconnects and Cabling, BDI Mirage