Rude Boy Punk In London

  |  Buy to Own: 29/10/2001
  |  217 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Punk double bill. 'Rude Boy' (1980), a fictionalized documentary about The Clash, was disowned by the band after it was made and declared 'disgusting' by The Daily Mail. It is partly a study of the band and partly a story about a fictional fan, Ray Gange, who attends the band's concerts and becomes involved in the oppositional political culture of the day, joining in political demonstrations and attending the 'Rock Against Racism' tour. Over the course of the film, Ray follow the band to a number of different gigs and sees them perform such songs as 'White Riot', 'Tommy Gun' and 'London's Burning'. 'Punk in London' (1979) is a documentary looking at the London punk scene in the late 1970s. It includes appearances by X-Ray Specs, The Adverts, Chelsea, The Jam, and fanzine editor Mark Perry.