Ian Rubbish Interviews The Clash
The nearly 7-minute mockumentary, The Clash: The Last Gang in Town, has Rubbish giving his take on the punk movement, which included not only The Clash, but the Sex Pistols and Ian's own band, Ian Rubbish and The Bizzaros, who owed a lot to the "London Calling" band.
"What we would do with The Clash," Rubbish explains, "is when they would say something political, we would say something like, 'We agree with The Clash' or 'What they said.'"
Two members of the band, guitarist Mick Jones and bassist Paul Simonon, actually sit down for a chat with Rubbish discussing their past, including the lost Clash record that couldn't be released because it didn't have a hole in it. Turns out Rubbish and his band released an album that only had a hole in it.
While Rubbish tries to claim The Clash sort of copied his band, "In a way they did a past tense copy of us." Jones plays it cool, complimenting his interviewer. "I would say it's a shared influence," he said. "Influence for everybody."
Best part is when the three jam on Rubbish's "Hey Policeman!," a hit in Rubbish's mind only. Check out the video here.
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