Supported by the Subway Sect

Last updated 7 July 2008 - audio source found + added photo

cdr - 51 mins - good - 4 - source 1st gen?

This show has been recorded by a guy named Pascal REGOLI (Angel Face Bass player) with a Uher 4200 Report IC.

It's a quite good remastered audience recording. He recorded every live show he attended to during 75/76/77/78 the show he went to.

Skydog, a well know record shop and the record label from Marc Zermati organised the 4 day Punk festival 'Les Nuits de Punk'.

On 28th March, STINKY TOYS from Paris, POLICE, JAM, WAYNE COUNTY and finally GENARATION X played. You can see most of them in the punk movies “ACCELARATION PUNK”, especially, the great WAYNE COUNTY transvestite. A great night, but very bad sound cost the foregone sonorisation was replace by those of SHAKIN’ STREET, a local band.

On April 28th, the SUBWAY SECT and The CLASH.

“That’s Paris, Punks?” began Joe in French “You’re just hippies! Let’s go to San Francisco” to the poseurs. 500 people, a great show with loud voices, noisy guitars and incredible rhythm. 2 ovations.

After the show, the group found the DAMNED at “Le gibus” -a local club - and played together again: “Gloria” from THEM.

The evening finished at Marc Zermati’s discussing the old album of BOB DYLAN “Blonde on Blonde” and listening to old Motown singles. 


from Best Magazine

Rob Symmons [Subway Sect] interviewed in 1999,

"The first phase was when we played the 100 Club, the Royal College of Art, the ICA and the Lacey Lady, all with the Clash and with no one there. That was with the Clash there, in London, and there was literally no one there. Then we stopped for a bit that winter, rehearsed loads, wrote loads of songs, did Harlesden, and then stripped it down more for the White Riot tour. Before the UK dates for that, we started off going over to France... There was supposed to be a lot but they all got cancelled. We did about three - there was Rouen and another place in the outskirts of France. We played this cinema in Paris, which was supposed to be this famous place where Johnny Halliday played, and the Rolling Stones in about 1963. It was all seated with lots of older people there, so that was quite strange."


from Best Magazine


from Best Magazine


from Best Magazine

The Clash Le Nuits de Punk

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Londons Burning
1977
Pressure Drop
I'm So Bored with the USA
Hate & War
Cheat
Police and Thieves
48 Hours
Deny
Capital Radio
Remote Control
Career Opportunities
White Riot
Janie Jones
Garageland
White Riot
1977

Marcus Gray Last Gang in Town
pages ?-?

Best Magazine [French]
...Page 1 ...Page 2 ...Page 3
See also photos opposite

Divers Magazine [French]
...Flyers ...Photos

Rock & Folk June 77 [French]
...Photo ...Review

Rock en stock N°2 04.77 [French]
...page 1 ...page 2 ...page 3

Rock-en-Stock-n°3 05.77 [French]
...page 1

Un Jeune Homme Chic [French]
Alain Pacadis - ...relevant clash pages

Sounds 1 Jan 1977 front cover
The Clash: Band of the Year

Record Mirror 2 Feb 1977
White Riot next single

The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977
The Clash - Caroline Coon, '1988:
Joe Strummer Interview -
26th March 1977

The Clash: Konkrete Klockwork
Report and Interview by Kris Needs,
ZigZag, April 1977
AT THE MOMENT there isn't a group in the New Wave that comes within spitting distance of The Clash, live or on record. Within a year ...

The Clash: The Clash (CBS)*****
Review by Peter Silverton,
Sounds, April 1977
If You Don't Like The Clash, You Don't Like Rock 'N 'Roll ...

Moron Fanzine - April 1977
recording & roxy gig
Interview - photos

Melody Maker April 30
Topper Joins

Melody Maker front page (below)
23 April 1977
... front ... insides
'The Clash tilt for the Top'
(Very low res - don't have a copy)

Greatness from Garageland
Peter Silverton, Trouser Press, February 1978
UNANNOUNCED, TO SAY the least, a kid in boots, suspenders and short-cropped hair clambers through the photographers' pit and up onto the stage of London's Rainbow Theatre. Benignly ignored by band, stage crew and security alike...



Jan 1

Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London

21:30 with Rob Harper

Jan 1

Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London

00:30 with Rob Harper, second performance, re: Rob Harper in Last Gang in Town pg 261

Jan

Mickey Foote Demos

Mar 11

Colisseum, Harlesden, London

The Clash headline a 2 day event. Terry Chimes last gig (for now)

Mar 12

Colisseum, Harlesden, London cancelled

The Clash to headline a 2nd night, Generation X & The Slits to support.

Apr 2

White Riot single released / chart

Apr 9

Capital Radio EP released

Apr 10

The Roundhouse, Chalkfarm, London

Sunday and Monday night gig, supporting John Cale with the Subway Sect.

Apr 11

The Roundhouse, Chalkfarm, London

Neither The Clash nor The Subway Sect played either of these dates, although posters were printed and displayed advertising them. Both dates featured Generation X instead.

April

Beaconsfield Studios

Apr ??

Possible other French dates

Apr 24

Le Mans - Le Royal Cinema

April the 24th? This gig definatley took place though the date is a guess. It was filmed by students. A witness commented that "one of my friends (who was a bit drunk) danced strangely between the scene and the front row... The show (or part of it) was filmed since we saw it at a "punk special night" a few months later in the university..." "the movie... "punk special" at the University was also shown 3 or 4 years later as well"

Apr 25

Le Havre - April the 25th?

Apr 26

Le Chartreux Cinema, Rouen

Dominique Laboubée (Dogs guitarist) "The Clash, I saw the first French Clash concert in Rouen in 1977 and it was incredible" There were around 200 people in attendance. This date is definate. Denis.

Nos années punk book ...cover, ...clipping 1, ....clipping 2, ...clipping 3

Concert at ROUEN -about 200 people attended in an old cinema Ç Le Chartreux Č (now 1’Exo 7). Rouen and Le Havre gigs were organised by the record shop “Melodie Massacre” in Rouen and “Music Action” in Le Havre” which are are transit cities in France on the way to Paris.

MARK HELFOND - INTERVIEW
THE SECRET CLASH INSIDER INTEROGATED BY MEL
the Clash bit only - for full interview see below

Mark - I’ll tell you about one of the best gigs I’ve seen. In 1977, the Clash did a 3 date excursion in France prior to the White Riot tour. On the way to the first date, our car got hit by a twat French farmer. The car spun in the air and we landed upside down. The car was a write-off but miraculously no-one was injured. We were on our way to Rouen... so naturally enough the mini tour was nicknamed “the road to Rouen”. At the venue, we were faced with a crowd of hairy-arsed Frenchmen just looking for trouble. The band when confronted with this potential explosion of violence, thought “fuck ‘em, we’ll show ‘em” and proceeded to knock out a gig of pure excellence. At the end, they had turned round the audience. From anger to love in an hour. Absolutely amazing.

Apr 27

“Nuites de Punk”, Palais De Glaces, Paris

Rob Symmons [Subway Sect] interviewed in 1999, who had this to say:

"The first phase was when we played the 100 Club, the Royal College of Art, the ICA and the Lacey Lady, all with the Clash and with no one there. That was with the Clash there, in London, and there was literally no one there. Then we stopped for a bit that winter, rehearsed loads, wrote loads of songs, did Harlesden, and then stripped it down more for the White Riot tour. Before the UK dates for that, we started off going over to France... There was supposed to be a lot but they all got cancelled. We did about three - there was Rouen and another place in the outskirts of France. We played this cinema in Paris, which was supposed to be this famous place where Johnny Halliday played, and the Rolling Stones in about 1963. It was all seated with lots of older people there, so that was quite strange."

Around 500 people there.

Apr 30

Rockin' Club, Forest National, Brussels

THE CLASH au Rockin' club F.N.
Poster

In May of 1977, The Damned and The Ramones played at the Janson Auditorium. The Sex Pistols had been scheduled for June 26th, but they never showed up. The Clash, who had been booked to play at the Rockiní Club, did not come, but instead delivered a raucous performance at the Bilzen Festival in August. A large part of the public and the security guards didnít understand why the punksósupported by Joe Strummerówanted to break down the metal gates that formed the press area at the foot of the stage, reserved for the photographers and journalists. Link