9 September 2013 will see the last of The Clash’s last reissue packages hit the streets of the world. Or so says founding member Mick Jones.
Sound System. will be a mega collection and is said to have 13 discs with all five studio albums remastered, videos, b-sides and remixes to boot. A dream come true for die hard fans of the rock/punk/music innovators and I suppose a grand learning set for the young ones who think Green Day invented the music they produce.
The last collection we had the chance to pick up was twenty or so years ago, so this will be a treat to explore.
Mick Jones recently had a bunch of words with Andy Greene over at RollingStone.com.
Not really. Years ago, before even the Internet, there were places where you could send off blank tapes and get nearly every concert. This fantastic exchange was going on. They wouldn’t even charge you money. I know fans want to get their hands on everything, but it’s already out there. So there’s no plans to release any concerts now. I’m not even thinking about any more Clash releases. This is it for me, and I say that with an exclamation mark. Mick Jones (RollingStone.com)
With just about a week away you best pick up this box-set and enjoy the hell out of it because it looks like it will be the last.
Mick Jones isn’t slowing his roll as he still produces and performs in and with many acts. So stay up with Mick and his endeavors and pick up The Clash’s Sound System. Also on 9 September you can pick up another release from The Clash camp, a 33 track ‘The Clash Hits Back’.
‘Hits Back’ contains the best studio recordings of the full set played on the night, plus 8 additional tracks. It also comes with the original setlist, as handwritten by Joe Strummer, which he usually tapped to the back of his Telecaster before each gig. – Mick, Paul & Topper
You can find out all you need to know about all this Clash action at their official website, click HERE!
Please read the full interview by Andy Greene for Rolling Stone, click HERE!