It’s rare that I actually talk Clash-things and Joe Strummer here on Radio Clash – I feel guilty about that; the man and the band were great and I’m squatting the name. Then again rather than nostalgia I try and embody the likes of Strummer and Peel in my music choices; I want to excite people about music new and old like they did.
A few Saturday’s ago I saw the new Julien Temple film ‘The Future is Unwritten’ - if you have a chance go see it, even if you know little about Joe or the Clash it’s such a positive film – here is what I wrote:
Amazing, best film this year so far. Words do not say how good this film is, it really manages to sum up Joe in his own words, and include many people from his past, and create a few laughs and unknown bits about the man.
It’s mostly based around his World Service radio spots – I have 4 of these and they are GREAT listening, he was a brilliant radio DJ and an inspiration to Radio Clash, along with Mr Peel. I wish I could be as verbose and wise in my links!
Oh and as soon as the DVD is out expect loads of White Riot boots. Someone SOMEWHERE has early video of the Clash in the studio with Joe doing the vocals with no backing….which started the film. Wow. I’d love to see that video.
What I liked about it most was the message – the future is indeed unwritten and people are the key. I was walking around after without my iPod glued to my ears and went to XXL after because of that, the film gave me confidence and made little old sociopathic me see that people are where it’s at.
I bought the soundtrack today; nice that it features the demo of White Riot, and the music and chat from the World Service broadcasts, have you ever wondered what those sounded like in full?
Well, if you’re subscribe to the feed or download the files below now you just might find out
Listen to one of the inspirations to Radio Clash, along with Mr Peel. I wonder if there are more?