The Power and the Roar - Joe Strummer's Car

October 8, 2014 7:00 PM

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Bands have a tendency to implode, particularly after mega success. It took five years for the furore surrounding The Clash, the quintessential English punk band that married rebellion and rock & roll on their breakthrough LP London Calling, to die down and the infighting and disintegration to take hold. The year is 1984. The group's original line-up had been trashed and The Clash mark 2 ran aground. Lead singer Joe Strummer fled London. Very little is known about where he went.

A new documentary, I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run, part hilarious road romp and therapist's couch, unravels the one of British punk's long-standing mysteries. Recorded interviews with Strummer, his friends, lovers and fellow musicians intermixed with archival Clash footage, never before see...

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