The Clash, Sex Pistols ‘Johnny Rotten & Paul Simonon Tearing NME’
By Adrian Boot
London, U.K. 1986
Archival digital print hand-signed by the photographer
Limited Edition of 25
Paper size 24h x 16w inches
Shot at the legendary Marquee venue in London’s Soho. This Is Big Audio Dynamite is the debut studio album led by Mick Jones, the former guitarist of The Clash. The music video featured two other former members, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon as police officers as well as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd.
Adrian Boot’s photographic portrait of The Clash reveals a softer side of the punk rockers as they relax and rehearse together as well as shots of them during their legendary performances. Referred to as ‘The Only Band that Matters’, The Clash was a band like no other. Pioneers of British punk-rock; their incendiary gigs, definitive style, intelligent lyrics and passionate idealism captured the spirit of the time and their album ‘London Calling’ was labelled one of the best al- bums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. The band’s manifesto was outlined in an early NME interview: ‘We’re anti-Fascist, we’re anti-violence, we’re anti-racist and we’re pro-creative.’ Pat Gilbert
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