Rare live performances on a DVD and a new band autobiography coming too
A new live album recorded on The Clash‘s US tour with The Who in 1982 is to finally be released as a live album on October 6.
The Clash ‘Live at Shea Stadium’ was recorded by Glyn Jones on the band’s second night (October 13) at the stadium, opening for The Who on their farewell tour of America.
The recording of the show, previously unreleased, was apparently found by the late Joe Strummer whilst packing for a move.
The full Clash ‘Live at Shea Stadium’ track listing is:
Kosmo Vinyl Introduction
Police On My Back
Guns Of Brixton
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven (return)
Rock The Casbah
Train In vain
English Civil War
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
I Fought The Law
Also released by SonyBMG on the same day will be a Don Letts-directed and edited DVD, ‘The Clash Live –Revolution Rock’ following the band through rare and unreleased live footage as well as interviews.
The full list of performances on the The Clash Live – Revolution Rock is:
‘The Clash Live – Revolution Rock’ tracklisting:
I Fought the Law (London Lyceum ‘79)
Police & Thieves (Munich ‘77)
What’s My Name (Manchester Elizabethan Suite ‘77) – previously unreleased
Capitol Radio One (Manchester Elizabethan Suite ‘77) – previously unreleased
I’m So Bored With the U.S.A. (Manchester Apollo ‘78) – previously unreleased
London’s Burning (London Victoria Park ‘78)
1977 (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (Glasgow Apollo ‘78)
Safe European Home (London Music Machine ‘78)
London Calling (New York Bonds International Casino ‘81)
Clampdown (Lewisham Odeon ‘80)
The Guns of Brixton (Fridays ‘80)
Train in Vain (Lewisham Odeon ‘80)
This Is Radio Clash (The Tomorrow Show ‘81) – previously unreleased
The Magnificent Seven (The Tomorrow Show ‘81) – previously unreleased
Brand New Cadillac (Tokyo Sun Plaza Hall ‘82) – previously unreleased
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Shea Stadium ‘82)
Know Your Rights (US Festival ‘83) – previously unreleased
Career Opportunities (Shea Stadium ‘82)
A new officially authorised autobiography The Clash by The Clash, the story of the band in their own words, is also to be unveiled on October 3.
Compiled from extensive interviews with Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon originally recorded for the documentary Westway to The World, the book will be available through Atlantic Publishing.
Talking about the Shea Stadium show, Strummer said: “We played Shea Stadium with The Who and it was fun to play Career Opportunities in a place like that, when six years earlier we’d written it in Camden Town” whilst Simonon recalled hanging out with The Who.
He said: “During the Shea Stadium gig and other dates of that tour, Pete Townshend would come into our dressing room and we’d have a game of football. At Shea he said come back to our dressing room, so we did and there was (Roger) Daltrey and all these miserable gits sitting around who wouldn’t talk to us. So Pete (Townshend) came back to our dressing room with us.”