Rise And Fall Of The Clash

I’ve been waiting for this moment—for nearly five years. Wasn’t sure it would ever happen—the Australian release of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Blu-ray DVD! But it certainly did! Now some of you might wonder why I even cared about the Aussie release of this Danny Garcia documentary. I found out not too long ago, my photo of Joe Strummer backstage at Bonds is the front cover of the Australian release! Amazing! For some reason they chose a different cover from the US…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray”

Got some amazing news last week! It seems the Australian release of the Danny Garcia documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will have my Joe Strummer / Clash photo on the front cover! How fantastic is that! It will be has been released (March 5, 2014) in Australia in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. I’m hoping to get a few copies to have for myself and my portfolio. I must say it’s pretty exciting to have one of my favorite photos of Joe Strummer…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release Update”

CBGB Film Pass

Thursday, July 5, 2012: It was a beautiful summer day. I hopped the train from Asbury Park and was at Penn Station in about an hour and a half. Was supposed to have a few friends in tow … but that didn’t quite gel. But that’s okay. I was undeterred and quite determined to see the New York premier of Danny Garcia’s documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash at the CBGB Film Festival. I had purchased four tickets ahead of time to be certain I was…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash @ CBGB Film Festival”


Every day brings more information about the upcoming film, The Rise And Fall Of The Clash directed by Danny Garcia. There will be two premiers of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash. The first premier will take place Sat June 30th 2012 in Madrid, Spain at the Transmissions Festival on a Clash Special Day with Don Letts, David Mingay and Danny Garcia. The United States World Premier of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will place on Thursday July 5th at 7:15 PM at the Landmark Sunshine…Continue Reading “The World Premier: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”

Rise And Fall Of The Clash

  The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Trailers Here it is. The trailer for the Danny Garcia documentary “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”. My photo of Paul Simonon, Pearl Harbor, and Topper Headon backstage at Bonds, floats by at around the 30 second mark. I like that one of my photos is in the trailer! Now I’ll have to wait to see how many show up in the film. I’ll need a score card as I watch. I’m glad things are moving…Continue Reading “The Trailer: The Rise and Fall of The Clash”

Rise And Fall Of The Clash Official

Well folks … it’s official … the documentary “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash” by Danny Garcia is nearing completion. From the shores of Spain the DVD will be released in the US, hopefully, in August of 2012. Many of my Clash photos on my blog, will be included in this documentary. And frankly, I’m not sure which ones will be used until I get to see a finished version … soon I hope! There had been so many setbacks for Danny in the…Continue Reading “It’s Official: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”

For The People By The People

“For The People. By The People.” I came to the Clash as a fan. I heard the British import of their first self titled album when it first came out … and I was hooked! When I went to the Palladium to see them for the first time in 1980, I went as a fan, who happened to bring his camera. And even as I gained access to get back stage at Bonds (thanks Brenda!) or got guest listed to the three Asbury Park shows…Continue Reading “For The People. By The People. A Clash Photo Book By Joe Streno”

Clash Asbury Lost2

This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 29th anniversary of the Clash shows in Asbury Park, NJ, that started the U.S. tour for Combat Rock. I wrote about it in a previous post The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982. Over the weekend a couple of friends of mine linked to that post from Facebook. I also commented about it in AP Boardwalk, and In! Asbury. Both Facebook groups about … Asbury Park, NJ. In a private note someone sent me. they relayed a story…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Asbury Park, NJ 1982 – The Lost Photos”

Rise And Fall Of The Clash

A lotta people won’t get no supper tonight A lotta people won’t get no justice tonight The battle is getting harder In this iration, Armagideon timeA lotta people running and hiding tonight-ah! A lotta people won’t get no justice tonight Remember to kick it over No one will guide you – Armagideon timeW. Williams/J. Mitoo It all started with an idea and an eMail. A long while back I started posting my Clash photos from the various shows I had attended over the years 1980-1982….Continue Reading “Armagideon Time: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash”

The Clash Bonds NYC

The Clash @ Bonds NYC 1981 – The Clash shows at Bonds in New York were the height of classic Clash self promotion. Well in my eyes at least. Like Joe disappearing before concert tours, or Topper’s in Topper’s out. How exactly does one “over sell” tickets to a show. You know the occupancy level of a venue, it’s a finite number. You sell X many tickets per show. How hard can that be? But not Bonds. Not this time. There were so many people…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Bonds NYC 1981”