The Clash “Sandinista!” FSLN1 Catalogue Number Meaning?

Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by The Clash. It was released in 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side.

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The title comes from the Nicaraguan left-wing guerrilla organization, the Sandinistas.

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The album catalogue number, FSLN1 refers to the acronym for Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, a democratic socialist political party in Nicaragua named after Augusto César Sandino who led the Nicaraguan resistance against the United States occupation of Nicaragua in the 1930s.

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Joe Strummer who claimed to be a Sandinista in 1980 started to distancing himself from the Sandinistas in Nicaragua circa 1984 because he did not like what they had become.

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The Clash “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” Spanish Background Vocals


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