London Calling. All of the Clash’s Raw Energy in an Exhibition

London Calling. All of the Clash’s Raw Energy in an Exhibition
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When, in 1979, the Clash released their third album, it was immediately clear that it would become a cult favourite. While a generation screamed over the death of punk, something new was already being born in a studio above an auto repair shop in the outskirts of London. “What electricity, what maniacal intensity, I could gladly die making a record,” said producer Guy Stevens. With its explosive mix of genres, the double album from the London quartet sold two million copies, going Platinum in the United Kingdom and the United States. Forty years after this fateful event, the Museum of London pays homage with an unforgettable exhibition - original musical instruments, authentic keepsakes, photos, graphic works, clothing and, of course, lots of music, look at what made the Clash the world’s most popular British band. Ten years later, Rolling Stone Magazine spoke of London Calling as one of the best albums of the Eighties and listed it as the 8th greatest album in the history of Rock. “At the Museum of London - explains curator Beatrice Behlen - we tell the stories of our capital through the objects and memories of those who lived here. This exhibition offers a new and vibrant example, displaying rarely seen personal objects and telling the incredible story of how London Calling represented - and for many, still represents - the sound of a generation.”
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London