Up Close & Personal
This is the true story of The Clash as told by the insiders who toured and recorded with The Clash from the rough beginnings of the band to the conquest of America. This incisive film features long-serving road manager and author Johnny Green who reveals the philosophy and the spirit which drove the band. Also featured are artist-in-residence Ray Lowry, publicist and writer Caroline Coon, keyboard player Mickey Gallagher, official biographer Chris Salewicz, Don Letts (maker of the London's Calling film), the infamous Robin Banks (the band's minder) and Barry 'Scratchy' Myers (tour DJ). Drawing on extensive footage of The Clash in performance as well as previously unseen drawings and cartoons by the legendary Ray Lowry, this is as close as you'll ever get to being there. Features 'I Fought the Law,' 'I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.' 'London's Burning', 'All the Young Punks', 'Police & Thieves', 'Garageland', 'Tommy Gun' and 'Rude Boy'. Accompanying the DVD is a 96-page book by Ray Lowry featuring an extensive selection of the cartoons, writings and drawings.