The Clash: Combat Rock, ’80s

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]