Last Gang in Town The Story and Myth of the Clash The definitive biography of the Clash and a thorough history of the punk movement Pop music industry writer Marcus Gray details the early lives of Clash members provides an objective account of the

  • Title: Last Gang in Town: The Story and Myth of the Clash
  • Author: Marcus Gray
  • ISBN: 9780805046410
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • The definitive biography of the Clash and a thorough history of the punk movement Pop music industry writer Marcus Gray details the early lives of Clash members, provides an objective account of the 1976 punk explosion, and unravels the complex, behind the scenes machinations that led to the Clash s eventual downfall 16 page photo insert.

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    1. Blahhhh blahhhhhh blahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Oh, God, dude lighten up and have some fun telling this story. If I never see the words "Mott the Hoople" again it'll be too soon. Awesome subject! Too dry. This book lacks the vitality and infatuation-level excitement that are the best parts of what this band was. You're better off watching a good documentary about them - at least that way you get the story and some whale-ass performances to watch. Keep this one on hand for reference reading. I've tried to re [...]

    2. Easily the best Clash biography. Especially informative about life up to the release of the first record and after the sacking of Mick Jones (basically all the stuff that wasn't covered by the NME at the time it happened).Gray does a good job of keeping you locked in and not excusing or rationalizing the times they were all assholes to their employees and fans (see first US tour) with some crap about the weight of fame/stardom (stardumb?).

    3. The ultimate rock biography about the only band that madders. Meticulously researched. Unflattering at times. Yet it only added to my admiration for the band and especially for Joe Strummer. Truly one of the great visionary, revolutionary artists of the 20th century. I also recommend Passion is A Fashion for all you Clashophiles out there.

    4. While psychoanalyzing authors is always something of a jejune persuit, I am willing to postulate that Marcus Gray believed in the Easter Bunny until he was twelve; I also feel sure he incinerated ants with a magnifying glass well into his adolescence. How else to explain this dreary exercise? I fought this book to a draw up to page 243, when Gray was describing the shambolic "Anarchy Tour" of December, 1976, at which point no mention of Topper Headon had yet been made. Then I threw in the towel. [...]

    5. The three stars here isn't meant as an indictment on the book, which is very thorough, but rather probably reflects my level of interest in The Clash. Don't get me wrong, I like The Clash, they just aren't one of my favorite bands. They form part of the soundtrack of my youth, but I don't find their material holding up for me the way some of my favorite bands have. I like Give Em Enough Rope best, when they were still a Punk Rock band, and London Calling blew me away when I first heard it, but I [...]

    6. I'm no Clash scholar, so I skimmed over most of the debunking of the "Clash Myth." Which was, to be fair, pretty much all of it. My skimming aside, I didn't really like the way this book sat with me. The way it was organized was hectic. While I appreciated the thematic-grouping attempt (and the cute appropriation of Clash song titles which went along with it), I think some more chronological organization might have been in order. Or at least more explicit, clear statements of when events occurre [...]

    7. One of my favorite bands of all-time. A great biography of "the only band that matters." I need to read the updated and expanded Second Edition of this book, as it goes into greater detail about the member's post-Clash musical endeavors. I don't understand why anyone who is not a fan of the band would read this book and then review it poorly while stating they weren't much of a fan of the band. Idiots.

    8. An awesome book about one of my favorite bands ever. So interesting to see the genesis of them and their evolution.

    9. Good in depth detailed story of the Clash history. Perhaps a little too detailed. It may spend a little too much time on Mick Jones' pre-Clash bands than absolutely necessary.

    10. I would have liked this book so much better had a good copy editor been allowed to cull the material. Otherwise, it's a worthy read.

    11. 9/10. Excellent biography. Much better than many such books which lack any real analysis. Author does not pull any punches when considering the band's faults (and merits).

    12. I'm a Clash fan. A bit obsessed even, but this is out of control. Too much detail and not enough substance.

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