The Clash

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 4, 2008 - Music - 384 pages
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The unique story of the Clash, by the Clash. The Clash were a band like no other. Pioneers of British punk rock, their incendiary gigs, intelligent songwriting, definitive style and passionate idealism caught the spirit of the times and made them a worldwide phenomenon. Rolling Stone magazine declared London Calling one of the greatest albums of all time, their autobiographical documentary Westway to the World won a Grammy, and their music lives on, influencing emerging bands and exciting new audiences today.


This is the first official book to be created by the band. With unprecedented access to the Clash archive, this landmark publication brings together previously unseen material--including tour posters, artwork, and photos of the band at home, on stage, in the studio and on the road--with each member telling it like it was, in their own words.


Trendsetters, icons, revolutionaries: their story is steeped in mythology. Many people have an opinion about what made them who they were - this book gives the chance to read the full story, from all four band members themselves.

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User Review  - Patrick Bair - Goodreads

Can't say that anyone not as mad for The Clash would enjoy this book as much as I, but it was a fantastic read. What a story! Read full review

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User Review  - Jacobmartin - Goodreads

I bought my first Clash album when I was about sixteen, or seventeen. For some reason seventeen is the average age people discover punk rock, or younger. I'm not one of those music hipsters who will ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

After the breakup of the band, Joe Strummer fronted The Mescaleros until he unfortunately passed away in December 2002 in his home from the effects of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. Topper, Mick and Paul all live in the UK.

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