A Young Person’s Guide To Punk Rock — The Clash

Dear Young Person:

If you’re going to understand Punk, there is no better spot to start than “White Riot” by The Clash.

The Clash didn’t invent Punk but to many they are “The Only Matter That Matters”.

It was tradition at Clash concerts in the early days that they would end shows with White Riot. Fans would storm the stage, all hell would break lose. While I think you can find better video of The Clash in action, this footage gives you a sense of the frenzy and chaos that was a Clash gig.


It’s amazing watching Joe Strummer just barely holding things together — at least for a little while.