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The Clash at Maida Vale Special

Cerys Matthews hosts an audience with The Clash at the Maida Vale studios with Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon chatting to 6 Music listeners.

Cerys Matthews hosts an audience with The Clash at the legendary Maida Vale studios. Cerys and an audience of 6 Music listeners chat to Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon.
In this exclusive, intimate and very special interview the band talk candidly about their career and affection for the late singer Joe Strummer. The surviving members reveal some of their long held secrets such as how they recorded the end of "I Fought The Law" in a public toilet, also telling Cerys that some of the sounds on "Guns of Brixton" were made by the band pulling bits of velcro apart in the recording studio.
Recorded in the Bing Crosby studio at Maida Vale on September 6th, around 150 6 Music listeners successfully gained a place to be in the audience and were able to pose questions to the band.
During the show Cerys is also joined by Johnny Green, the Clash's tour manager from 1977-1980, who tells some brilliant anecdotes about his time on the road with the band.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 6 Oct 2013 10:00

Music Played

  • Cortijo y su Combo

    El Negro Bembon

  • The Clash

    Janie Jones

  • Little Richard

    The Girl Can't Help It

    • Little Richard - British Hit Singles.
    • Ace.
  • Jet Harris & Tony Meehan


    • The London Sound.
    • Deram.
  • The Last Gang In Town?

  • The Skatalites

    Guns Of Navarone

    • Trojan.
  • You're The Boss

  • The Clash

    Rock The Casbah

  • Captain Beefheart

    Gimme Dat Harp Boy

  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

    The Message

    • Now.
  • Marvin Gaye

    What's Going On

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • The Temptations

    I Wish It Would Rain

  • The Paragons

    Riding High On A Windy Day

  • The Clash

    I Fought The Law

    • (Single).
    • CBS.
  • The Clash

    The Guns Of Brixton

  • Flat Foot Sam

  • Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros

    Nit Comb

  • The Clash

    The Magnificent Seven

  • Vince Taylor

    Brand New Cadillac

  • Bo Diddley

    Who Do You Love

    • Chess.
  • S. J. Hawkins

    I Put A Spell On You



  • Sun 6 Oct 2013 10:00