New Clash Book Tackles “Rat Patrol…”/”Combat Rock”


The only book that matters…

By Uncle Blurt

Does the world really need another Clash book? ‘deed we do! Combat Ready arrives as a book, in both digital and paperback form, covering the Only Band That Matters’ Combat Rock era – preparing for, and making it, plus the immediate aftermath. Author Tim Satchwell starts in 1981 when the group’s fifth album was on a trajectory to become, as Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg, a double album, but ultimately becoming the single-LP that bestowed stardom on the foursome.

For never-say-die fans like yours truly, a welcome addition to the bookshelf.



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