3 November 2002 | exreckid
a nice little peek at the clash
although it somewhat skirts around the truth of the matter, "westway to the world" is a must have for clash fans. it's not nearly as good as other punk rock docs like julien temple's brilliant "the filth and the fury", or jem cohen's "instrument", but worthwhile, nonetheless. my major point of contention is the fact that the movie just kind of wraps with the clash "breaking up" in 1982, when in fact mick jones was kicked out, and the clash went on to release their most horrible album, a "back to basics punk record", in 1985. the early years are well documented, and the stories of life on the road with the sex pistols are great. of course the music is top notch. the dvd also includes a short film called "clash on broadway", which includes a lot of footage also in the feature.