Friday, October 10, 2008

The Clash - Hamburg Riot '80

This is the infamous riot show where there was mayhem in the audience and on the stage, riot police battling with fans outside, and Joe was arrested for seriously assaulting a ‘fan’ with his guitar. His actions shocked Joe, and had a lasting personal impact on him.
He would raise the incident in a number of interviews there after. Joe said, “I nearly murdered somebody, and it made me realise that you can’t face violence with violence. It doesn’t work”. There is information on the night from three sources; German newspaper reports from the time, an eyewitness account described in Last Gang In Town, and interviews with Joe.there is also a track where a german punk gets on stage and is angrily shouting into the can read what he says and the three interviews at this excellent site
so now its time to play this loud, enjoy and bask in the glow of the clash for a bit then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s thanks to the guys at for the text you read here.

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