Rude Boy [The Clash, Film]

By: [The Clash]

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

Staple-bound wraps, 19.6 by 28 cm, 29 pp., illus. Very good with light yellowing and a staple hole in the upper corner of the front cover. Promotional “Official Booklet” for the Clash movie “Rude Boy,” which was released in 1980. While the plotline – young dumbass leaves his crap job to roadie for The Clash – met mixed reviews (“labored,” as Jon Savage put it1), it undoubtedly has some of the best live concert footage ever recorded, including The Clash at a 1978 Rock Against Racism show at Victoria Park in Hackney. This promo booklet includes short bios of the band members and the film’s stars, a one-page history of punk, a list of musical numbers in the film and lyrics to thirteen of the songs, and a synopsis of the film: “England 1978. The mood is of disillusion, economic decline, political failure. Fascists demonstrate in the street. The left-wing clash with the police and ‘The Clash’ take their struggle into the concert hall, spokesman for a generation of despised, unemployed and aimless youth. Ray Gange, unemployed and nineteen earns beer-money nights working in a Soho sex shop…” Illustrated with great film stills and a wonderfully scarce bit of Clash memorabilia. First Edition.

Title: Rude Boy [The Clash, Film]

Author Name: [The Clash]

Categories: Music, Punk,

Publisher: Beverly Hills and Boston, Atlantic Releasing Corp.: 1980

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2357