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AUDIO: The Clash's Joe Strummer (1978)

Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2 December 1978

Backstage at Newcastle Polytechnic, the Clash's frontman on the problems surrounding that night's gig; becoming part of the "rock establishment" and selling out; the production of Give 'Em Enough Rope; and Sid Vicious and the coincidence of 'Drug Stabbing Time'.

Read a transcript of this interview.


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