Monday, February 17, 2014

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash documentary coming to DVD

The 2012 documentary, “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”, is coming to DVD this spring.

Directed by Danny Garcia and co-produced by David Mingay (Rude Boy) and Robin Banks, the film tells the inside story on the collapse of one of the most influential bands of the 1977 UK punk explosion.

“The Rise And Fall Of The Clash” features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play, interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well, and traces the downward trajectory of the band.

The film premiered at the CBGB Festival in New York in 2012, where Garcia told Rolling Stone, "I've been a Clash fan since I was nine or 10 years old. I fell in love with them since 'Spanish Bombs. They were speaking in Spanish! And I felt like they were speaking to me. But why did they disband the way they did?"

Drummer Topper Headon was fired from The Clash in 1982 over his heroin addiction, and guitarist Mick Jones was fired a few months after the band‘s infamous appearance at the 1983 US Festival; Joe Strummer hired replacements and carried on with the band name until shutting things down in 1986.

“The Rise And Fall Of The Clash” will be released on DVD in North America on April 29; dates for other countries are to be announced.

Garcia has also published a book version of “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash” – it’s available via the Amazon link below.

See also:

The Clash to host Twitter chat
Clash guitarist says new box set will be final reissue project
Green Day pay tribute to Joe Strummer in London
The Clash pop-up store to open in London
Search The Clash at hennemusic