Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Clash - London Calling - Pennie Smith, 1979

This is one of the defining images of frustrated youth in the 80's. It symbolised the lack of hope felt by English punks and gave a breath of life to the overall world of rock.

While other musicians had destroyed guitars (Jimi Hendrix burned his Strat) for the sake of entertainment (the Who blew up drums and also smashed guitars), the Clash brought authentic rage to the world of fast, simple rock.

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