The Clash: Tory Crimes and Other Tales [2008]

Pour les fans inconditionnels [like me], en près de deux heures l’histoire des Clash racontée par leurs proches, notamment Terry Chimes aka Tory Crimes, leur premier batteur. Une énergie incroyable non-stop de 1976 à 1986.

This film draws on extensive footage of the Clash in performance and the fascinating anecdotes the band’s original drummer Terry Chimes, Clash and Blockheads keyboardist Micky Gallagher, iconic film director Don Letts and unseen drawings and by the legendary Ray Lowry. This Program has not been endorsed by and is not an official release of The Clash, their management or associated companies.

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 who were key players in the original wave of British punk rock. Billed as “The Only Band That Matters”, they also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, dub, funk, ska, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon.

Photo “à la une” : The Clash à Belfast en 1977 © Adrian Boot /