A Riot of Our Own

A Riot of Our Own : Night and Day with the "Clash"

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'The audience were going wild before the gig and ripping out the seats. Seats stopped people from dancing, and the Clash didn't want to perform to people sitting on their arses and admiring their musicianship...We were even running a little sweepstake on how much damage would be caused. "I reckon they'll trash them all up to row G." "No, look at that bloke go. They'll easily reach J.". Johnny Green first met the Clash in 1977 and was their road manager for three years. Ray Lowry accompanied the band as official "war artist" on the second American tour and designed the ' London Calling' album cover. Together, in words and pictures, Green and Lowry give the definitive, inside story on one of the most magnificent rock 'n' roll bands ever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 299.38g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16
  • 0752858432
  • 9780752858432
  • 1,732,300

Review quote

'A Riot of Our Own is the inside track on The Clash... it howls with a joy, proving this was never simply rebellion for its own sake but for the sake of the music, for the thrill of carving a song from the wastleland in front of them... Each moment is described with the authority of someone who knew what the band were thinking, rather than an outsider guessing. This is vital for Clash fans and for anyone who wants to know how a band really live.****' -- Tom Bryant KERRANG! 'A Riot of Our Own is less an "I did this and then I did that" slog than an occasional study of someone Green calls "a wonderful bloke" - Joe Srummer ... Illuminating stuff.***' INK 'Green's eye for a rippping yarn (lovingly embellished in a no-nonsense diamond geezer' speak) and the accompanying cartoons of illustrator Ray Lowry make for an hilarious and honest autobiography... A sincere and affecting tribute to a group who deserve nothing less.****' -- UNCUT 'A lot of rock memoirs struggle to fill half a dozen pages after a lifetime, but three years as The Clash's road manager have given Johnny Green plenty of material... Entertaining stuff.' -- Andreas King BULLIT MAGAZINEshow more

About Johnny Green

Johnny Green has a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Lancaster University. After leaving the music business he eventually became Kent county education adviser on sex and drugs. He lives in Kent. Garry Barker is a Clash fan. He has a degree in English from London University and is now a freelance writer and journalist. He lives in Kent. Ray Lowry has been an artist and cartoonist for the NME, the Observer, Punch, Loaded and Mojo. He lives in Lancashire.show more

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