All this week PopMatters is offering exclusive excerpts from the new Chris Salewicz biography of Joe Strummer, published this week in the U.S. by Faber & Faber.
Thursday [5/24]: Strummer hangs with Warhol; Thatcher comes to power, and after a lot of sweaty work in a shadowy space in the back of a garage, London Calling is unveiled like a gleaming, bad-ass drag racer. [read article]
Here we offer some of the best videos from The Clash’s Combat Rock and This Is Radio Clash, plus various highlights from the early ‘80s:
The Clash—This is Radio Clash