Good morning sunshine and welcome back to the blog. I’ve got grass as long as wheat out in the garden to cut today so I better keep this to the point so I can do my manual labour. I hate manual labour.
First things first this morning and I think you’ll find this piece on the Daily Swarm well worth a read. I imagine you’re familiar with and have probably seen The Clash short film from 1983 ‘Hell W10′. It’s a curious piece that makes you wonder how much more the band might have experimented with other media forms (Radio Clash was another prime example) if they had both had a bit more time (it was always write, record, tour on an almost endless cycle) and of course stuck together in 1982/3. The article was composed by The Baker in conjunction with Derek Goddard and provides probably the best first-hand account of the making of the film I’ve yet to read. There’s more than that on offer though as they explore the meaning behind the film as it evolved. If you somehow haven’t seen it is online and in the article I’ve linked. The Baker and Derek would be happy to answer questions about the film or The Clash as reiterated by him below:
”If anyone has further questions about the filming of the movie ‘Hell W10′ or the hidden meanings behind the story, or any other Clash-related questions, please feel free to ask and Derek and I will do my best to answer in a timely fashion. There was a lot of tangential material that obviously couldn’t be included in the article which needs to be said.” Thanks, The Baker
You can ask via the comments section below on this post and The Baker or Derek will reply here he assures me or via the piece on The Daily Swarm.
More this evening, most likely some Westway Traffic to help me catch up and then a special competition with a prize tomorrow. Stay tuned Clash people and thanks for reading as always.