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The story of the out-of-focus shot that became one of rock's great album covers

With no shortage of irony, the most iconic sleeve of the 1970s was not a carefully conceived think piece from the studios of Hipgnosis, but an instinctive moment of rock’n’roll attitude

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How The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ Album Got Its Artwork

Music essayist Noah Lefevre of Polyphonic explains the circumstances that caused The Clash to use a photo of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his favorite

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The Clash's 'London Calling': 10 Things You Didn't Know

The band didn’t write “Revolution Rock,” Joe Strummer started “Lost in the Supermarket” on the back of a guitar-string package, and Paul Simonon smashed his bass a day…