The only DVD that matters, about the only band that matters? Just maybe! Below, watch a couple of trailers for the film.
By Blurt Staff
Back in December we republished our archival interview from 2001 with Joe Strummer, and yes, for us, there is credence in the theory that The Clash were indeed the only band that mattered in its day. So there’s big reason to cheer around the frozen, snowed-in BLURT compound today with the news about a Clash documentary film arriving on DVD here in the States in April 29 via Shout! Factory.
Titled The Rise & Fall Of The Clash, it’s produced by Icon Television Music, Apropos Films LTD, and Chip Baker Films. It features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play as well as interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well. According to the label, The Rise and Fall of The Clash “takes a look at the life-changing effect that The Clash had on a generation… it tells the fascinating inside story of rivalries, treachery, betrayal and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led ‘the biggest band in the world’ to self-destruct.”
“We’re huge fans of The Clash,” said Shout! Factory president Garson Foos, “and we jumped at the chance to help preserve the legacy of one of rock’s all-time greatest bands.”
Highlights include new interviews with Mick Jones, Terry Chimes, Vince White, Nick Sheppard, Pete Howard, Viv Albertine, Pearl Harbor, David Mingay and many more Clash friends and insiders, as well as archival interviews with Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Nicky “Topper” Headon, and rare performance and candid footage from the band’s final years.