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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After the Clash imploded in 1985, the legendary British punk band and its loyal entourage maintained a front of silence on the hairier points of its history. This policy spawned a literature of ... Read full review
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