Spotify is to launch Stay Free: The Story of The Clash, as their latest original podcast. It is to be narrated by Public Enemy’s Chuck D and produced in partnership with BBC Studios.
The show is set to explore the rise of one of Britain’s most influential bands of the last century. It will look at the ins and outs of what it takes to be inside one of the most exciting bands of time.
The Clash exploded on to the scene in 1976 with raw punk power that echoed the time. Fighting the powers above and dealing with every issues that they felt needed a voice. The bands music was so iconic as it made shift into various genres such as punk, dub, funk, rap, reggae and more. Using a variety of sounds they were still able to create a sound that was known and unique as their own.
Stay Free: The Story of The Clash traces the band’s narrative through the years. Chuck D, the narrator of the podcast said: “It’s an honour heading up this new podcast Stay Free: The Story of The Clash. I was and am a big fan of their music. We were always tackling very similar social and political issues.”
Episode 1 looks at the scene in 1970s London where the founding members meet and begin writing their songs with the themes of poverty, boredom, unemployment and lack of opportunity for young people. Inspired by New York Dolls and the rise of The Sex Pistols, they began their journey.
Check out the teaser to the podcast below: