NPR FOR THE DEF: This Is Radio Clash

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PBS affiliates nationwide are gearing up to premiere “The Clash Live: Revolution Rock,” an electrifying new performance documentary film compiling an extraordinary range of concert and live studio performances from the Clash, the groundbreaking British band which defined and expanded the power of punk-rock in the 1970s and 1980s. “The Clash Live: Revolution Rock” will premiere locally on WHYY-TV Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. and air on PBS stations across the country beginning this March. “The Clash Live: Revolution Rock” follows the live transformation of the band, incorporating footage from all phases of their meteoric career. The film begins with live-in-the-studio clips from 1979, crescendoing with triumphant concerts from London’s The Music Machine in 1978, and the Lyceum in 1978 and 1980, climaxing with a transcendent blow-out performance at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1982.

EDITOR’S NOTE: WHYY is looking for volunteers to man the phones during this fund drive/telecast. Dinner will be provided, and if you ask nicely you might even get a tote bag, which, as everyone knows, is the new punk rock. Call 215.351.1243 EXT. 1243 to volunteer.

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