The Clash: 1976-1978

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.

Tuesday [5/22]: Hop aboard the Anarchy tour bus for an exclusive ride with everyman’s thinking man and his smart band: the Clash’s first tour, first single, and their first album. [read article]

Here we offer some of the best videos from The Clash’s first two albums, although some of the live dates are from the early ’80s and offer better sound quality than video from 1977-78:

The Clash – Capital Radio & Janie Jones

The Clash – White Man in Hammersmith Palais [Live in Japan]

The Clash – Clash City Rockers

The Clash – What’s My Name and Garageland [Live in Manchester, 1977]

The Clash – White Riot [from Rude Boy]

The Clash – London’s Burning [Live in Munich, 1977]

The Clash – English Civil War

The Clash – Stay Free