Any fan of new-age British Punk knows The Clash, a band that influenced rock and alternativefrom the 1970s onward. Their most famous album, which also shot them to fame in the United States, was London Calling(1979). Named the best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone, this record marks a style change to significantly more punk music.
The Clash’s lyrics were politicized and experimental, they were never afraid to push the limit in their music, giving the grunge and punk vibe people know and love. The single from the album,“London Calling,” was the highest chart single, as it was the epitome of punk music.