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”

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The moment I’ve waited for is here! The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release … finally! The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release will happen in March! It will be available in the US and Canada on the release date of 04/29/2014! Fantastic! The US/Canadian version can be preordered at the Shout Factory website for the miracle price of $13.98 USD. The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will also be released in the EU, UK, Australia too. The Rise…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release”

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 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”

London Calling

London calling to the faraway towns Now that war is declared-and battle come down London calling to the underworld Come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls … (Strummer/Jones) And so we did. On so many levels. It was the summer of 1982. At least the beginning of it. I had graduated from CW Post Center of Long Island University. I had already seen all three Asbury Park Clash shows and my friend Charlie Maraia (also a Post toasty) and I were about to…Continue Reading “London Calling”

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”

Clash Asbury

This is a public service announcement. With guitar … You have the right to free Speech as long as you’re not Dumb enough to actually try it … Strummer/Jones In 1982 while most of the first-gen punk bands withered on the vine and died, The Clash were starting a world tour behind their fifth album “Combat Rock”. As a long time Clash fan … it’s not one of my faves. But it’s certainly not their worst. It did yield some hits with “Rock The Casbah”…Continue Reading “The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982”