The Clash: New Years’s Day ’77 by Julien Temple
From Julien Temple’s BBC film comes never before seen footage of The Clash opening the infamous Roxy Club in a dilapidated Covent Garden on January 1st 1977. This show takes us on a time-travelling trip back to that strange planet that was Great Britain in the late 70’s, and the moment when punk emerged into the mainstream consciousness.
Featuring the voices of Joe Strummer and The Clash, the film is intercut with the raw and visceral footage of this iconic show, with telling moments from the BBC’s New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay and New Year’s Day schedules of nearly 40 years ago.
As their iconic song 1977, counts us down to midnight, The Clash share their hopes and predictions for the 12 months ahead in previously unseen interview footage. Catching the imagination of the nation’s youth, 1977 has since been known as the annus mirabilis for Punk music.
Temple also produced the epic film London: The Modern Babylon which captures the spirit and changing face of London from the siege of Sidney Street to the riotous birth of The Sex Pistols. Much like the The Clash, The Sex Pistols received the Temple treatment in the film The Filth and The Fury.
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