Clash Book Dispatches
To find older entries, simply click the "Archive" button, and follow the links from there. Also, please note: in light of the Clash II book announcement (see "Communiques"), the author reserves the option to hold back entries for different projects.
WE ARE THE CLASH: POST-PRODUCTION WORK CONTINUES (1/28/18)
"For those who haven't undergone the publishing process, it's one of the most intense steps involved, because you've literally got to trawl through your creation, page by bloody page ..." Chairman Ralph details the intricacies of completing post-production work on WE ARE THE CLASH: THE LAST STAND OF A BAND THAT MATTERED.
A PERMANENT RECORD (TAKE TWO): JULIAN YEWDALL LOOKS BACK ON THE 101'ERS (4/22/13)
"...when I first saw them perform live they came very much 'fully formed', the sound, the look, the words, the way they stood on stage..." Julian Yewdall, author of A PERMANENT RECORD, discusses Joe Strummer's transition from the 101'ers to the Clash...among many other topics in part two of our epic email chat!
A PERMANENT RECORD (TAKE ONE): JULIAN YEWDALL LOOKS BACK ON THE 101'ERS (3/10/13)
"What The 101'ers left behind is a rough-cut diamond, forged out of blood, sweat and tears..." Julian Yewdall talks about his philosophy and intentions behind A PERMANENT RECORD, which documents Joe Strummer's life (and after) his major pre-Clash band, the 101'ers.
"WE ARE THE CLASH" BOOK: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS!
"The Clash's bold, tragic last stand, rescued from history's dustbin: at war with Thatcher, Reagan, the Top Ten, & (sometimes) itself..." With this opening salvo, co-authors Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki launched the Kickstater campaign for their book, WE ARE THE CLASH: THE LAST STAND BAND OF A BAND THAT MATTERED...here's how the effort ended up.
CHAIRMAN RALPH RECORDS THREE CUT THE CRAP-ERA CLASH NUGGETS (6/9/12)
Chairman Ralph reports on recording three songs from the Clash's final album, CUT THE CRAP ("Movers And Shakers," ""North And South," plus the chorus from "Play To Win"), how they turned out, and how they affected his recording philosophy.