On Oct. 12 @ Sonny’s Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire, Joe will join a local Clash cover group to narrate an digital slide show of his pictures taken of the band in places like Montego Bay, Paris & Jersey City. Show starts at 9pm. Wear some cool threads.
What sort of stories will you hear and see?
How about the night I shot the 101′ers? They were doing a show with the Sex Pistols at the Nashville Rooms, a pub in Fulham, London, near my flat.
The pistols were friends and fantastic to photograph-so I went.
To warm up my cameras I took a few shots of Joe and his band finishing up their set, then headed to the bar.
The Pistols were taking the stage, while Strummer (who I knew vaguely) and I tried to get the bartender’s attention. Lagers in hand we had our first chat. Rotten and company were in good form, when a fight ensued between the audience and the band. The crowd, sweaty and hammered exploded.
I shot 2 roll of tri-x in a minute.
The Sex Pistols were doing their best to beat the hell out of the audience. Joe Strummer was stunned, and apparently retired the 101′ers and began forming The Clash soon after.
Because, as he has said- “I’ve seen the future and it ain’t another British Blues band.”