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The Clash: Revolution Rock

From: Joyride Media
Length: 59:00

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Clash_small A new one-hour radio special pays tribute to "the only band that matters" with exclusive and archival interviews, their classic anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks. A new TV special featuring The Clash live in concert also airs on PBS stations nationwide March 1-15. ** MUSIC - Their best-known anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks. ** INTERVIEWS - Both recent and vintage band interview clips with Clash members Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), film director Julien Temple and others are also interviewed. ** HOST - Delphine Blue: longtime NY radio (WFUV, WBAI, WLIR) and club DJ. ** BROADCAST WINDOW - Begins Friday Feb 29. ** TERMS - No built-in national spots, no program costs. ** LENGTH - 59:00 show with two 1:00 music beds or 54:00 show with three breaks. ** CLASH PBS SPECIAL PREMIERES MARCH 1 - "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock" features vintage live performance clips filmed between 1977-1982. Please click below to find your local PBS broadcast dates and times. http://cmgradio.blogspot.com/search/label/clash

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A new one-hour radio special pays tribute to "the only band that matters" with exclusive and archival interviews, their classic anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks. A new TV special featuring The Clash live in concert also airs on PBS stations nationwide March 1-15. ** MUSIC - Their best-known anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks. ** INTERVIEWS - Both recent and vintage band interview clips with Clash members Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), film director Julien Temple and others are also interviewed. ** HOST - Delphine Blue: longtime NY radio (WFUV, WBAI, WLIR) and club DJ. ** BROADCAST WINDOW - Begins Friday Feb 29. ** TERMS - No built-in national spots, no program costs. ** LENGTH - 59:00 show with two 1:00 music beds or 54:00 show with three breaks. ** CLASH PBS SPECIAL PREMIERES MARCH 1 - "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock" features vintage live performance clips filmed between 1977-1982. Please click below to find your local PBS broadcast dates and times. http://cmgradio.blogspot.com/search/label/clash

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Review of The Clash: Revolution Rock

The Clash: Revolution Rock

Best placed on stations with AAA, Alternative Music, eclectic music formats and possibly dual format, NPR News / AAA stations.

Three strong appeals for this program, all from the listener's perspective, but there's a Radio insider's appeal as well.

The art and craft of radio and pubic radio's other core values are on solid display in this successful music documentary. The music itself, and the story behind the music, share equal billing and appeal on significant levels.

The compelling human storytelling components of the program evolve naturally. So does the musical story for those not familiar with the Clash and the punk movement they either founded or refined while also taking it to new and substantial musical levels.

This show, I think, will please Clash fans that have lifted the band to cult status, and there is similar appeal for other broadly tasted music fans. I'll let the more knowledgeable Clash fans and experts speak for themselves, but I suspect they'll say this Joyride Production does the band justice.

And while radio, and PRX, is first and foremost about listeners, this program serves as a living template, instructional device and perspective provider for those learning, teaching and honing their radio documentary chops. A pleasure to hear and an inspiring pleasure to learn from.

Appreciative strokes to Joyride Media for knowing how to format and package the program for use on the radio and to host Delphine Blue who knows exactly what she's doing and saying.

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Review of The Clash: Revolution Rock

A compact run-down (less a history) of "the only band that matters" compiled from interview snips from existing Don Letts documentaries, along with interviews with those who have documented and been influenced by the Clash and their legacy.

In a time when the idea that the individual can and should make a difference, the Clash's messages have become relevant again - if they were ever made irrelevant - and feel as fresh and urgent as they did in the late '70s/early '80s, and this may be why, in addition to the untimely passing of de facto band leader Joe Strummer in 2002, there has been a passel of Clash/Strummer books and documentaries released in the past few years.

Unlike other Clash documentaries, this piece includes full plays of select songs, including the enduring "London Calling", allowing the music that changed many young lives to continue to speak.

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The Clash: Revolution Rock
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Tom Morello: The Clash?they were a much more reliable source of information and truth than the nightly news or the history teacher. And it made?it was that band that really helped me start thinking outside of the box.

Dave Marsh: The Clash opened the future to me. They were the optimists, they were the progressive thinkers, they weren?t the ones that said ?no future,? they said ?all future if we take it, if we seize it, if we make it.?

Joe: We weren?t parochial, we weren?t narrow-minded, we weren?t little Englanders. At least we had the suss to embrace what we were presented with, which was the world and all its weird varieties, and we tried to reflect that into the tracks.

PUNK ROCK IS AN ATTITUDE. AT ITS BEST, PUNK DRAWS IN THE COLLECTED ANGER AND ENERGY OF A ROOM AND UNLEASHES A FLURRY OF LOUD GUITARS AND BRUTAL HON...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
White Riot The Clash 01:59
London's Burning The Clash 02:05
Career Opportunities The Clash 01:52
Tommy Gun The Clash 03:17
English Civil War The Clash 02:35
London Calling The Clash 03:19
Spanish Bombs The Clash 03:18
Clampdown The Clash 03:49
Magnificent Seven The Clash 05:33
Police on my Back The Clash 03:17
Know Your Rights The Clash 03:41
Rock the Casbah The Clash 03:14
This in England The Clash 03:30

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