About 20 years ago, I used to belong to this Clash bulletin board, where we sat around all day and talked about all things Clash related because A), we could, and B) Because the band meant that much to us. Kind of like how Religious types talk lovingly about their various deities and whatnot. Anyways, before I go off on a The Clash Changed My Life tangent, to get back to my point, we Clash-aholics did a lot of trading with each other, and I ended up with what I believe to be almost anything and everything Clash related one could dream of, from bootleg concert tapes to live videos. I tell everyone in my inner circle that I wish to be buried with this treasure trove of Clash memorabilia, and I truly mean it. But with the release of this Revolution Rock DVD, maybe there's hope I can replace some of this bootleg stuff with it's legal equal. First off, this remixing job is fucking AMAZING!! To hear the live stuff as pristine and as powerful as it sounds is truly a joy. The footage looks amazingly clear, and I could just rave for days and days as to how this DVD is so fucking good that it makes me cry. Seriously. It mesmerizes you, whether you're watching Joe drooling, twitching and yelling, Paul pouting and posing, Mick dancing and slashing or Topper bopping away, you cannot take your eyes off of what's happening on the stage. The Clash had "it". It's fucking beautiful to watch. My only complaint is about the bit of over lap of stuff that's already available on the Rude Boy DVD (the entire Munich 1977 performance is available on the UK import as a bonus feature), the Westway To The World release or The Essential Clash DVD. Why include any of that stuff AGAIN on this release, when the space saved could of been utilized to show the entire US Festival '83 performance? Or maybe the entire London Music Machine '78 gig? The Friday's set, where they did London Calling as well as Train In Vain. And why isn't the Saturday Night Live appearance on here? With Ron Howard announcing them. The entire New Jersey 1980 gig was professionally shot, in both black and white and color. Why wasn't that included? Will that stuff be turning up on Revolution Rock, Vol. 2? Hope so. For what it is though, this DVD is Crucial. Pick it up and see why this band is truly, The Only Band That Matters. Amen. From Sony Legacy Records.
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