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The Clash on the Clash
The Clash on the Clash ›
Edited by Sean Egan

Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Estimated Release Date Nov 2017

The Clash thought they could change the world. They never did, but they created some of the greatest rock music of all time in the attempt. Clash interviews were mesmerizing. Infused with the messianic punk spirit, the Clash engaged with the press like no rock group before or since, treating interviews almost as addresses to the nation. Their pronouncements were welcomed but were hardly uncritically reported. The Clash's back pages are voluminous, crackle with controversy, and constitute a snapshot of a uniquely thoughtful and fractious period in modern history. Included in this compendium are the Clash's encounters with the most brilliant rock writers of their time, including Lester Bangs, Nick Kent, Mikal Gilmore, Chris Salewicz, Charles Shaar Murray, Mick Farren, and Lenny Kaye. Whether interviewed by punk fanzines like Sniffin' Glue and 48 Thrills, pious UK weeklies like New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Sounds, and Record Mirror, or US periodicals like Creem, Trouser Press, and Rolling Stone, the Clash consistently created copy that lived up to their sobriquet "The Only Band That Matters."

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Musicians in Their Own Words

Including newly transcribed interviews from radio and TV shows, long out-of-print interviews collected from obscure magazines, and, of course, famous interviews from the pages of major magazines and newspapers, the books in the Musicians in Their Own Words series are a dazzling showcase for the thoughts and theories and observations of some of the most beloved entertainers of our time. Ranging from simple question-and-answer sessions to multilevel descriptions of the performer and complicated conversations with preeminent journalists, they are arranged in chronological order, often amounting to a kind of autobiography. In many cases, these books bring readers as close as they can get to the artist’s own story, told in his or her own words. Whether you’re a fan of jazz giants, warmhearted troubadours, rock legends, or artists that all but defy categorization, these outstanding collections give readers an unrivaled glimpse behind the microphone.