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Joe Strummer's battered and bruised 1966 Fender Telecaster was an ongoing work of art, his treasured go-to guitar throughout his entire career. Originally a sunburst model, Joe had customised it over the years with black car paint over a grey primer (even on the pick-guard), a white 'Noise' stencil that faded away and multiple stickers, most notably 'Ignore Alien Orders' and 'Trash City Rockers.'
The high quality inks and materials used, combine to produce incredibly rich colours and detail with a light fastness guarantee in excess of 60 years indoor display life.
Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David Lloyd has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke. "The first time I saw the Clash was at the now notorious 100 Club Punk Festival with the Sex Pistols headlining and Siouxsie and the Banshees (featuring Sid Vicious on drums). When the Clash came onstage the energy in the room was incredible and it felt like something special was happening. After that night everything changed. I've lost count of the Clash gigs I went to over the years but in just those last few months of 1976 there were times when, if you kept your ear to the ground, you could see them somewhere every week.
My sketchy notes of the times reveal 16th October: The Clash supporting a pre 'Green Door' Shakin' Stevens at University College London. 28th October - The Clash with The Subway Sect at ICA on the Mall, London. 29th October - The Clash supporting Roogalator and the Vibrators at Fulham Town Hall. Even though the Clash were opening for other bands at the time, it always felt like THEY were the main act. 5th November - The Clash with The Rockets, Subway Sect and Savage Vinyl at the Royal College of Art's regular Friday night thing. Being the 5th November, they dubbed it 'A Night of Treason' on the poster. I managed to swipe one off the notice board at the Central School of Art and had it up on a wall for decades afterwards. 50p in advance, 70p on the door. I met Joe Strummer at a party after the gig and was happy to share a cigarette. RIP" David Lloyd
Due to shipping constraints, we are unable to sell our prints mounted and framed as pictured.
I designed the print size to fit standard off the shelf frames in the US and Europe in order to save on costs for customers in their respective territories.
The 11.8 x 11.8" print (30 x 30cm including border) is signed with it's own individual limited edition number (1 of only 50) then laid on a sheet of tissue paper before being carefully rolled and placed inside a strong reinforced cardboard tube for shipping purposes. It will fit into a 12" x 12" frame, a 13" x 13" frame and a 14" x 14" depending how big the mount border you prefer (the one illustrated in the room with the lamp would be a 14" x 14" frame, whilst the frame with the smaller mount would fit a 12" x 12" frame.