The Punk Icons: The Clash

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Music History, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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From the stage to the screen and virtually everything in between, this critical review of punk rock legends the Clash takes a detailed look at the band who merged punk sensibility with catchy, radio-friendly riffs to worldwide acclaim. In addition to paving the road for some of the biggest genre-bending acts of the '80s and '90s, the Clash infused their infectious tunes with political messages that bravely went against the mainstream mindset. As rare film from director Don Letts' legendary Punk Rock Movie, a clip from the 1983 US Festival that marked Mick Jones' final performance with the band, and the opinion of highly-regarded rock critics combine to paint a comprehensive history of the band's rich musical legacy, clips of the Clash performing such hits as "London Calling," "Tommy Gun," "I Fought the Law," and "Rock the Casbah" show why even two decades after disbanding, the Clash remains as influential and relevant as ever.

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band [music group], punk-rock