In a new FunnyOrDie video, Fred Armisen’s under-recognized first-gen punk Ian Rubbish interviews Mick Jones and Paul Simonon at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios. Of course the Clash were a big influence on Rubbish. For example, the Clash would say something political, and the Bizarros would say “we agree with the Clash” or “what they said.” The Clash also popularized taking album cover photos in an alley. Without the Clash, Ian Rubbish would probably never have gone on to write classics like “White Riot As Well.” After the insightful Q&A, Jones, Simonon, and Rubbish perform the Bizarros hit “Hey Policeman.” Watch The Clash: The Last Gang In Town below.
Fun fact: Fred Armisen was in the audience when the Clash played Saturday Night Live in 1982.
The Clash’s Sound System box set is out now via Sony.