'Big Audio Dynamite - Live : E=Mc2'
(Big Audio Dynamite, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / Cherry Red Films)
Overview: When, in 1982, The Clash's Mick Jones and Joe Strummer fell out over some major artistic differences an entire generation shed tears for what amounted to the demise of one of Britian's truly legendary punk-rock bands. By 1984 he had teamed up with 'Sandinista' session man and cult video/film maker Don Letts, bassist Leo Williams, drummer Greg Roberts and keyboardist Dan Donovan and between them had given birth to Big Audio Dynamite.
DVD Verdict: Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) was a British musical group formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. The group was noted for its effective mixture of varied musical styles, incorporating elements of punk rock, dance music, hip-hop, reggae, and funk into a unique sound. BAD's one constant throughout frequent shifts in membership and musical direction was the distinct vocal style of Mick Jones.
Shot in 1990 at London, England's world famous Town and Country Club, 'Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC2' is a new DVD that features a sell-out concert by BAD II. Mick Jones and his posse pull out all the stops with a truly mesmerizing performance and a set that includes the band's experimental classics. Containing such hits as 'I Don't Know,' 'The Globe,' 'Rush' and Prince's '1999,' the DVD shows clearly why the loss of The Clash was one of the worst events to ever happen to music as we know it.
Also, did you know that the song 'E=MC2' features samples from the 1970 gangster film Performance starring James Fox and Mick Jagger and is considered the first world popular hot song to feature newly refined sampling technologies?! This is a Standard Version Presentation (4:3) and comes with no Special Features.