The Clash. I know it almost sounds cliche since so many people name The Clash as their favourite band of all time, but I guess there’s a reason for that. The first time I heard their records was in 1979/80 and I fell in love with their music and their lyrics. It was so different to anything I had heard before.
This love of all things Clash was renewed recently when I watched Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, a 2007 documentary directed by Julien Temple. This link will take you to a review that is pretty balanced, outlining the good and the bad of the film but for me, there is no bad – I loved every minute of it! As an aside, I really would make a terrible film and music critic as I’m not objective enough when it comes to what I love.
Lots of people appear in the film although I had a hard time finding the individual clips. Here’s one from Johnny Depp but others in the movie include Bono, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack and Mick Jagger.
And here’s The Edge inducting The Clash into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (as my nephew would say, “bad word” at the end of this clip so don’t play it too loudly):
If you love music and particularly if you love The Clash, you must see this film.
Currently listening to: White Riot, The Clash