Posted by: Le Catch | December 19, 2007

The greatest rock photo of them all!

The Clash

Well in my opinion it is anyway….and Q agree with me, not that that counts for much these days! Taken by Pennie Smith at The Palladium in New York City on 21 September1979, she was stumbling backwards at the time trying not to get hit by Simmons as he went about smashing his bass guitar. Smith wasn’t all that keen on using it as it was slightly out of focus, but the band convinced her. They threw in the same font used on Elvis’ debut release around the edges and you have London Calling!



  1. this is an excellent excellent picture. Yep i agree with ya.

  2. I never liked guitars

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