The Clash offers visions of a rock-'n 'roll apocalypse
A word from a fan in Berkeley, Calif:
"I like the Clash because they're not disco. They're not fat, bald, aging hippies in hot tubs."
A reflection from the Clash singer Joe Strummer, backstage at Berkeley: "We shouldn't have played here. It's a university town. They're boring snobs."
It is a curious situation, not without a certain undercurrent of irony. The Clash, an English band of four tough-strutting musicians who together lay down the fiercest, most challenging sounds in contemporary rock, has just finished...