We Are the Clash

We Are the Clash

Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of A Band That Mattered

Paperback - 2018
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"The Clash was a paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive. [This book] is a gripping tale of the band's struggle to reinvent itself as George Orwell's 1984 loomed. This bold campaign crashed headlong into a wall of internal contradictions and rising right-wing power. While the world teetered on edge of the nuclear abyss, British miners waged a life-or-death strike, and tens of thousands died from US guns in Central America, Clash cofounders Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, and Bernard Rhodes waged a desperate last stand after ejecting guitarist Mick Jones and drummer Topper Headon. The band shattered just as its controversial final album, Cut the Crap, was emerging"--Back cover.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781617752933
1617752932
Characteristics: 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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