Sunday, September 29, 2013

Black Market Clash - The Clash Pop Up on Berwick Street

Clash fan or not this was unbelievable! One of the best collections of anything i've ever seen. Shame it was only a two week gig (to coincide with the release of a 2 disc, 3 LP best of collection The Clash Hits Back, along with an 11 disk!! box set Sound System) but i guess there is only one place this collection of instruments, clothing, memorabilia and generally cool shit belongs - back with the band.
It gave an insight that's usually so rare in these kinds of exhibitions. This was REAL. To get up close to hand scrawled lyrics, smashed-up guitars and gig-stained clothing filled you with energy, their energy.. which you could then expend on the amped-up Fenders just waiting to be abused...