The Clash: London Calling and Sandinista!

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