Matters Of Vinyl Importance and Genesis proudly present a special screening of the Grammy Award winning documentary...
“The Clash: Westway To The World” (The Directors Cut)
With a special Q&A with Director Don Letts
Don Letts' superb “Westway To The World” Grammy award winning documentary allows The Clash to tell their story in their own words.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and a touchingly frank Topper Headon each give personal accounts of the band's career in separate talking head interviews that triumph through their simplicity. Live footage and rare film of the band rehearsing is intercut with the anecdotes but this video is really about spoken memories rather than visual ones.
The emotion in Strummer's voice as he talks about the demise of The Clash or the moment where a visibly humble Headon apologises to the band for his heroin use are worth a thousand grainy super eight segments. Simonon, meanwhile, is simply the coolest man ever to strap on a bass and has a charm to match. And Jones is clearly a music obsessive who kept the band one step ahead.
“Westway To The World” offers an utterly inspirational view of the beginnings, the rise and the inevitable collapse of one of the world's most influential rock bands.