Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

A Riot of Our Own Night and Day With the Clash

by Garry Barker

  • ISBN: 9780571199570
  • ISBN10: 0571199577

A Riot of Our Own Night and Day With the Clash

by Garry Barker

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
  • Publish date: 01/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780571199570
  • ISBN10: 0571199577
used Add to Cart $5.95
You save: 65%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $11.68
You save: 31%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: The road manager of the Clash, whose lifestyle was often even more bizarre than the band he was supposed to manage, recalls his years with this innovative, legendary punk rock group when they were at their peak.

Johnny Green, at twenty-seven a footloose slacker who loved punk rock, stumbled into being a roadie for the Sex Pistols, then tripped again into a job pushing around sound equipment for the Clash and driving their beat-up van to performances in the mean, industrial towns of England. The disaffected youth from these towns and cities anointed the Clash as their spokesmen and made the group famous in the late 1970s.

The band had more fans than it had sense or money, was always at the mercy of managers and agents, and always looking for "shag" (women), booze, and "spliff" (drugs). That is where Johnny Green comes in, good at getting all three for them, good at getting them psyched to go on stage, good at getting them bailed out of jail, and good at sneaking out of wrecked hotel rooms without paying. When the Clash conquered America, bringing with them their bad habits and great music, Green and the band burned out after their third too-long tour of the USA.

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 last American tour as 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.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: HPB-Movies
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.95
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Gian Luigi Fine Books, Inc.
Location: Albany, NY
Condition: Very Good
0571199577.
Price:
$10.07
Comments:
0571199577.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).