Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The First Time With... Series 2 - 12. Mick Jones

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 12. MICK JONES (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th November 2017


Mick Jones of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite discusses the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.

Many people consider the Clash the greatest band of all time - they took the spirit and anger of the Sex Pistols and combined it with an idealism and passionate political righteousness that's never been matched. They broke the mould of punk, by finding international success, absorbing a host of different influences and in doing so, producing a collection of great albums in their decade-long career - a collection that includes at least one genuine classic in London Calling.

At the helm of the band were the late great Joe Strummer - and this week's guest on The First Time, Mick Jones.

Mick talks Matt through his years with The Clash - the birth of their gang mentality, their love of musical experimentation and his eventual split from the group (something which clearly still smarts), while also looking back on his early life as a rock 'n' roller (even though his first musical memory was the Coldstream Guards) and the formation of the groundbreaking Big Audio Dynamite, as well as his work as a producer with bands including the Libertines and his experiences as a member of Damon Albarn's supergroup Gorillaz.

First broadcast in 2011.

The Clash - London Calling
Len Barry - 1-2-3
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Manic Depression
The Rollong Stones - Gimme Shelter
New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
The Clash - White Riot
The Congos - Row Fisherman Row
The Clash - Train In Vain
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Big Audio Dynamite - V. Thirteen
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Gorillaz Feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul - Superfast Jellyfish
The Beatles - Help!

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