Joe Strummer – Straight to Hell – Never Before Seen – London 1988

We’ve just discovered this amazing never seen before video footage of Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War performing “Straight To Hell” – and we think it’s brilliant!!


Here’s the note from one of the Camera men:

This footage of Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War performing “Straight to Hell” has never been seen before. I was one of the 2 cameras that shot it at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London in 1988 as part of the Green Wedge Benefit Tour. I found it while going through some old tapes. It was shot on 3/4″ Umatic tapes for the technically curious. I was part of a community video group that ran out of Mangrove Studios on All Saints Road which at that time was a “No Go” zone for the police. The video mixing between cameras was done by someone who didn’t have much experience doing it which is why it is sort of… well…. messy. And which may be why it was never released. Video quality isn’t very good because of standards conversions, dubs etc but still, it is Strummer performing which is pretty cool. Enjoy. Bill

A fine archive indeed, thank you for sharing with us all Bill!

We miss you Joe x

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