38 years ago, filmmaker Julien Temple befriended members of The Clash as they were beginning to cut their teeth in London’s punk scene. It is doubtful that Temple could have predicted the magnitude of The Clash’s future influence on the world and on punk music. But luckily for Clash fans, Temple was there, camera in hand, to film the band’s New Years Day performance at The Roxy Club in the film “The Clash New Year’s Day ’77″.
Filmed three months prior to the release of their acclaimed debut, the now unearthed BBC documentary includes behind-the-scenes material, rehearsal footage, and predictions from the band members themselves. Thankfully, someone uploaded the documentary to YouTube, which can be seen below.