Passion is a fashion: the real story of the Clash
"The only internationally successful, million-selling group to emerge from the late 1970s London punk scene, The Clash set out to change the world with a potent mix of politics, iconic imagery, and blazing rock 'n' roll. It was an agenda mirrored in The Clash's music, which swiftly evolved from ferocious punk rock to incorporate reggae, ska, funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Passion is a Fashion draws on over 70 interviews with key participants in the story - roadies, producers, friends, and fans. But most of all it draws on conversations with The Clash themselves: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Topper Headon. The first book to give real insight into what went on behind the scenes during The Clash's ten-year career, Passion is a Fashion charts the band's picaresque progress from their days in the early punk scene and their groundbreaking Rock Against Racism gigs. It describes the arduous touring to break out in America, chronicles the making of the classic London Calling album, and follows the band's story all the way to their eventual dissolution and the sudden, sad death of frontman Joe Strummer."--BOOK JACKET.
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Review: Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of the ClashUser Review - Michelle - Goodreads
Without a doubt, the best rock biography ever written in terms of its lyrical, exhaustively-researched, tongue-in-cheek, unbelievable scoopage and dust-in-the-eyes melancholic beauty. A pretty thick book that flies by so quickly you'll want to read it again. Read full review
Review: Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of the ClashUser Review - Naomi Krokowski - Goodreads
A book that honors The Only Band That Matters. Thorough but moves briskly, full of admiration for the complex characters that made up The Clash. I've spent years and untold hours enjoying and obsessing over their music and enjoyed getting to know how the alchemy and genius happened. Read full review
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