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
The Clash—Know Your Rights [Live @ US Festival, 1983]
The Clash - Straight to Hell
The Clash—Rock the Casbah
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
The Clash - Police on My Back [Live @ US Festival, 1983]
The Clash - Safe European Home [Live @ US Festival, 1983]
The Clash - The Magnificent Seven [Live @ US Festival, 1983]
The Clash - I’m So Bored With The U.S.A./Train In Vain [minus Topper Headon]
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