In just six short years, THE CLASH reinvented rock and roll. As influential as it was inspirational, the group helped usher in the U.K. punk movement of ‘76/’77, before evolving into one of the most forward thinking rock acts of the early 1980s. Staking claim to the slogan “the only band that matters”, The Clash – Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – were innovators who fused ska, reggae and rockabilly with thought probing rebellion at a time when mediocrity ruled the musical landscape. From its first-ever gigs with The Sex Pistols to the creation of its triumphant 1979 album ‘London Calling’ and on to the global success of 1982’s ‘Combat Rock’ and everything in between, THE CLASH: ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWS collects the group’s most candid and indispensible media interactions. It is a must-read for any Clash fan.