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.
Wednesday [5/23]: 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 London Calling, Cost of Living EP, and Sandinista!:
The Clash - Clampdown
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash—Jimmy Jazz
The Clash—Guns of Brixton
The Clash—Train in Vain
The Clash - I Fought the Law
The Clash - Magnificent Seven [Live @ Tom Synder Show, 1981]
The Clash—The Call Up
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