Rubbish spends some time with Mick Jones and Paul Simonon at Electric Lady Studios, interviewing the duo and even squeezing in a jam session.
Peter Gabriel lets loose in new Mojo interview.
Clash issue an incredibly cool box set, Dogfish Head Brewery reveals Dead Beer ingredient and fresh linkage
Band of Changes in Brooklyn, The Strokes’ new single and a fresh batch of links
Mick Jones’ last three albums with the Clash were genre-mixing explorations that pushed the limits, not only of punk, but of rock and pop as a whole. With the exception of London Calling, these efforts were both uneven as well as underrated. Big Audio Dynamite not only continued that tradition, but also expanded on it. Considering that such a broad palette would be considered commonplace in the next decade, This Is Big Audio Dynamite doesn’t get its due for for the part it played in laying out the landscape for many of the alt rock bands that exploded into the 90s.
What should we expect from a live recording of a band within a year of its own demise, a band who had recently dismissed its heroin addicted drummer and was already splitting apart at the seams in the wake of its own internal turmoil? Will it show the band burning out or fading away? With Live at Shea, we get neither. Instead it finds the Clash in their prime, a prime that lasted their entire career from its earliest rumblings out of the ashes of the 101ers to the near bitter end preserved here.