We Are The Clash

by Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki
We Are The Clash
  • ISBN-13: 9781617752933
  • Author(s): Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki
  • Subject: Biography: arts & entertainment
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 02-08-2018
  • Format: p/b

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We Are The Clash is a gripping tale of how the band - fractured by its Top 10 success - fought to reinvent and purify itself as George Orwell's 1984 loomed. This extraordinary effort crashed headlong into a wall of internal contradictions, personal tragedy, and rising right-wing power as personified by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. While the world teetered on the nuclear abyss, British miners waged a life-or-death strike, and tens of thousands died from US guns in Central America, The Clash launched a desperate last stand, shattering the band just as its controversial final album, Cut the Crap, was emerging.
About the book

We Are The Clash is a gripping tale of how the band - fractured by its Top 10 success - fought to reinvent and purify itself as George Orwell's 1984 loomed. This extraordinary effort crashed headlong into a wall of internal contradictions, personal tragedy, and rising right-wing power as personified by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. While the world teetered on the nuclear abyss, British miners waged a life-or-death strike, and tens of thousands died from US guns in Central America, The Clash launched a desperate last stand, shattering the band just as its controversial final album, Cut the Crap, was emerging.