Free download: tribute to The Clash's Sandinista!


29 Responses to “Free download: tribute to The Clash's Sandinista!”

  1. Phikus says:

    GretaGretchen: Happy Birthday!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievably cool

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just downloaded my copy!

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. pAULbOWEN says:

    “The Sandinista Project didn’t set any sales record”
    Probably because the original is a bloated self-indulgent mess.

    Anon @ 23 – pleeeease tell me your kidding?! It wasn’t even close to the best album of 1980 (Closer? Ace of Spades?) let alone all time.

    The Clash are grotesquely overrated; the first album is glorious, as are the early singles; London Calling, properly edited, could have been a great EP. That’s it.

  6. Boinkology says:

    Is that cover art by John Langford? Looks like it.

  7. Boinkology says:

    Oops, thats Jon Langford.

  8. DeWynken says:

    I am at 97% of the direct download. Hope its good.
    He’s requesting someone make a torrent of it.

  9. DeWynken says:

    sound quality is excellent and some really neat covers! Check it check it out.

  10. alicebt says:

    ..Where have you gone Joe Strummer a nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you…… appologies to Paul Simon, but Joe Strummer is missed.

  11. MrJM says:

    Would someone please post this as a torrent?

    Otherwise I will have to pay for a copy — and that goes against the fundamental nature of… well… my cheapness.

    – MrJM

  12. remmelt says:

    Sharing this for 24 hours to keep the server from exploding:

  13. remmelt says:

    Good grief, I distinctly remember posting that as anonymous, captcha and all. My account must have been hacked!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Yeah. That’s a problem. I occasionally try to post anonymously to test something. The system knows who I am but pretends that it doesn’t.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you. One great album doing justice to one of the Greatest Albums of all time.

  15. Anonymous says:

    pls post a torrent, my download keeps crashing, and it’s really slow.

  16. Kimmo says:

    Most of this is leaving me distinctly cold, I’m afraid

  17. Anonymous says:

    anyone else getting this error when trying to unzip

    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a Zip file, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part Zip file.

  18. Mr Brown says:

    what exactly is wrong with a hillbilly tribute to sandinista? i think thats a great title, descriptive and a good thing. the cover of “ivan meets GI Joe” is even better than the orig, imnsho.

    the question of how to follow london calling is a good one. sandinista may be a bit bloated, but combat rock is fantastic, and the mescaleros are the true continuation of the clash, anyway.

    everytime i hear the opening chords to london calling (song), i flash back to my youthful self, pumping and screaming “I live by the river!” and getting ready to destroy something, since i didnt have any swing, except for the ring of the truncheon thing.

  19. dderidex says:

    Well, I wouldn’t call it “FREE”, when he’s being quite clear it’s still an illegal copy you’d “still be stealing” to download.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Oddly enough, I bought Sandinista! this week!
    But am not familiar enough with it yet to care about covers of the songs.

  21. mack says:

    Downloaded, and enjoying.

    Only up to the start of Disc 2 (yeah, I once owned it on vinyl) and it’s already pleasing the living hell out of me. Thoroughly excellent.

  22. gretagretchen says:

    What a lovely present! For it is my birthday today as well!!!

  23. angusm says:


    Yes, the accompanying booklet says that the cover painting is by the multi-talented Mr Langford. Langford and Sally Timms (backed by Langford’s “Ship and Pilot” band) also have a track on the album.

  24. engwar says:

    I love the Clash but I have to admit that Sandinista is one of my least favorite of their albums.

    I’ve tried multiple times to listen to it but always end up wondering what the fuss was about.

    They put out one of the greatest albums ever with London Calling and then… something happened. They lost their edge. Like the Stones after Exile on Main Street.

    Three disks on vinyl and I feel there’s *maybe* one disk worth of quality on it.

    Not just being negative here but truly don’t get it. I’ll have to give it another try. I want to like it…

  25. iMatthew says:

    I agree with Kimmo. A press quote notes this tribute has an “intriguing crew of artists [who] fulfill the original album’s wide-ranging musical ambitions.” Absolute hogwash. The range of musical styles on this tribute is amazingly narrow, spanning nothing more than alt-country to indie rock with a folk bent, with a couple of Western Swing or Le Jazz Hot (highly melodic, pre-1940 jazz (especially with banjos!) seemingly the only type of jazz white indie kids can appreciate) thrown in for variety. If this was billed as a dub side of the moon type, narrow genre interpretation, that would be fine (A Hillbilly Tribute to Sandinista!). But to claim this is true to the wide ranging musical ambition of the Clash’s project is ridiculous.

    I’ll give this tribute one thing: If the goal was “let’s make Sandinista sound AS WHITE AS POSSIBLE! — mission accomplished.

  26. Secret_Life_of_Plants says:

    I think it is a tribute to my AT&T / SBC DSL connection that it only took AN HOUR AND A HALF to DOWNLOAD this !

  27. MichaelRN says:

    This is an incredible tribute. Looks like Jon Langford did more than just the album cover.

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