The Clash re-release their self-titled debut album

In the US the Clash's debut album was released one year after Give Em Enough Rope, so it was their second US LP. CBS in America had decided that the album was 'not radio friendly', so it was initially only available in the States during 1977–1978 as an import, and as such became the biggest selling import of the year, shifting over 100,000 copies.[20]

In July 1979, Epic released a modified version of the album for the United States market. This version replaced four songs from the original version with five non-album singles and B-sides, some of which were recorded and released after The Clash's second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope. It also used the re-recorded single version of "White Riot", rather than the original take featured on the UK album.