The Clash FAQ
With the classic London Calling and revolutionary triple album Sandinista! the Clash helped popularize both reggae and hip-hop thereby indoctrinating the record buying public to world music. By 1982 members of the Clash found themselves not only with a hit album (Combat Rock) but also playing opening sets during the Who's first retirement tour. It appeared the Clash would fill this gap. It was not to be. A series of self-inflicted wounds led to a legendary downfall mere months after appearing in front on their largest audience ever at the U.S. Festival in 1983. Strummer and bassist Paul Simonon soldiered on with the underrated Clash Round Two but eventually disintegrated under the weight of their manager's mind games. The Clash FAQ author Gary J. Jucha covers the band's inception and emergence in the early British punk scene all of the studio albums as well as bootlegs the band's success in the U.S. the lineup shifts tours and more. Fresh in its approach and broad in scope this an essential volume for every fan.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Sizes: 228 x 154 x 25 mm