Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Real Story of The Clash - Out Now

Released for the 30th anniversary of their classic album, ‘London Calling’, Pat Gilbert’s revised edition of Passion is a Fashion: The Real Story of The Clash sheds light on the hidden personalities which made up one of the most influential punk-rock bands of the 70s and 80s. Gilbert draws on MOJO archives and interviews with friends, producers and the boys themselves to reveal what really went on behind the music. From steps taken to invent the band’s iconic image to the dampening of their rebellious spirit after signing on with CBS, we learn what led to the band’s eventual separation and legacy. Gilbert’s personal quest for knowledge delivers plenty of new material in this definitive biography, but what truly separates Passion is a Fashion from the many other books written about The Clash is the real sense of an emotional connection between the author and his material. Gilbert’s own passion for the band inspired his research and this ardour is evident in his writing, making this a must-read for any music-lover.

Passion is a Fashion: The Real Story of The Clash is available now in paperback from £7.99

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