The Rise and Fall of The Clash DVD reviews

The Rise and Fall of The Clash DVD reviews

Hello good readers and welcome back to the blog. Playing catch up now at full speed and as I mentioned the DVD release for ‘The Rise and Fall of The Clash’ took place at the end of last month.

Having finally seen it I have two immediate comments and I may try and put together a full review although that has been done at length elsewhere which I wanted to link you toward today. For me the film…

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New Clash mural in Los Angeles - good news and bad

New Clash mural in Los Angeles – good news and bad

Another weekend rushes past and another mural to report on, I’m only complaining about the first part of the sentence you understand. Happy to announce the details of a new mural in Los Angeles and while I love the numerous Joe murals that have popped up it’s nice to see one that includes the whole band.

As for the mural itself – a nice mixture of the colour-scheme from ‘Give ‘em Enough Rope’…

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Reformed London SS playing gigs and receiving a venue ban (no Mick though)

Reformed London SS playing gigs and receiving a venue ban (no Mick though)

Good morning and welcome back to the blog and today a rather unlikely tale for you. Before The Clash existed you’re all familiar that Joe was in the 101′ers, Paul wasn’t a musician yet and Mick had been trying like mad for about three years to form a band that would succeed primarily because that’s what he always wanted to do. Whereas Joe was able to get valuable live experience (and a bit of…

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John Lydon joins touring cast of Jesus Christ Superstar

John Lydon joins touring cast of Jesus Christ Superstar

I was probably a teenager during roughly the same era as most of you reading this and at that time it was impossible to predict where some of those we looked up to might be in thirty or thirty five years time. Come to think of it I don’t even know that it was a consideration as things felt more in the moment, so much so that it seemed 2014 might never even arrive.

Decades later on the music front…

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In the studio with Jones and Simonon

Good morning, I feel like I slept in a shoe box last night such is the pain in my neck and joints.