Item #5628 London’s Buying Your Crap [anti-The Clash screed]. Art in Revolution.

London’s Buying Your Crap [anti-The Clash screed]

Holland: np, ca. 1980. Xerox on orange paper. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Near fine. Item #5628

Flyer produced by Dutch anarcho-punk band Art in Revolution earnestly critiquing The Clash. In a collaged style similar to John Ingham’s influential London Burning zine, the flyer serves as a lyric sheet for the band’s "London’s Buying Your Crap," in which The Clash is roasted for being sell-outs over an instrumental cover of their top-20 single "London Calling."

A scarce example of the cleavages between mainstream and radical punks and the stifling debate around "selling out."


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