.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Friday, 8 August 2008

The Clash 1977

Does anybody have this 3 piece article by Lester Bangs on The Clash, from which this is excerpted?

Together with one of the best rock 'n roll photos even taken, courtesy Pennie Smith if I remember correctly:


...LATER. Aha! Here it is!

“The politics of rock 'n' roll, in England or America or anywhere else, is that a whole lot of kids want to be fried out of their skins by the most scalding propulsion they can find, for a night they can pretend is the rest of their lives, and whether the next day they go back to work in shops or boredom on the dole or American TV doldrums in Mom 'n' Daddy's living room nothing can cancel the reality of that night in the revivifying flames when for once if only then in your life you were blasted out of yourself and the monotony which defines most life anywhere at any time, when you supped on lightning and nothing else in the realms of the living or dead mattered at all.”