A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with the Clash
by Johnny Green;Garry Green JohnnyBarker (9780571199570)

A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with the Clash
 
Johnny Green;Garry Green JohnnyBarker
Release Date: 12 February 1999
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Category: Popular
ISBN: 9780571199570
ISBN-10: 0571199577



Johnny Green was a footloose slacker who loved punk rock, stumbled into being a roadie for the Sex Pistols, then tripped again into a job pushing sound equipment for the Clash and driving their beat-up van to performances in the mean industrial towns of England. Disaffected youth anointed the Clash as their spokesmen and made the group synonymous with punk itself in the late 1970s. Eventually becoming the band's road manager, Green had a unique vantage point from which to witness the burgeoning punk rock movement while helping the band in their perpetual search for women, booze, and drugs. Green was with the Clash when they conquered America, bringing with them their bad behavior and great music, and burning out after their third, too-long tour. Written in a tell-it-as-it-was style and accompanied by contemporaneous drawings by Ray Lowry, who tagged along with the Clash on their American tour as their official "war artist," "A Riot of Our Own" pierces the heart of the culture and music of punk rock and the people who lived it.

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