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Author Andersen, Mark, author.

Title We are the Clash : Reagan, Thatcher, and the last stand of a band that mattered / Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  782.4216 ANDERSEN    Check Shelf
Description 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / by The Baker -- Introduction: Drowned out by the sound -- Rebellion into money -- What is Clash? -- Ready for war -- Turning the world -- Out of control -- Got to get a witness -- Gonna be a killing -- Movers and shakers come on -- Knife of Sheffield steel -- Ain't diggin' no grave.
Summary "The Clash was a paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive. We Are The Clash 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. Andersen and Heibutzki weave together extensive archival research and in-depth original interviews with virtually all of the key players involved to tell a moving story of idealism undone by human frailty amid a climatic turning point for our world"--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Clash (Musical group)
Clash (Musical group) (OCoLC)fst00562251
Punk rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Punk rock music -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Punk rock music -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Punk rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01084156
Punk rock music. (OCoLC)fst01084153
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1979-1997
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Heibutzki, Ralph, 1964- author.
Auguste, Barry, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1617752932 (paperback)
9781617752933 (paperback)
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