The Clash - As a fan of “the only band that matters,” I thought I had heard and knew everything about The Clash, or at least enough that I couldn’t be surprised anymore. The live recording from 1982 (Live at Shea Stadium) shows a band at the height of its talents and steps away from disintegrating. The documentary about Joe Strummer (The Future is Unwritten), directed by Julien Temple, is more about the evolution of the man and not just the musician. It has rare early footage shot by Temple as a part of the London Punk scene in the 1970s and interviews with friends and family after Strummer’s too-early death in 2002.
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