The Clash

London Calling and Sandinista!

by PopMatters Staff

23 May 2007


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—Bankrobber

The Clash - I Fought the Law

The Clash - Magnificent Seven [Live @ Tom Synder Show, 1981]

The Clash—The Call Up

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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