Mick Jones compares The Clash's career-spanning boxset to 'Breaking Bad'

The band's 13-disc 'Sound System' boxset will be released later this month

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Clash

Mick Jones of The Clash has compared the band's forthcoming 'Sound System' boxset to hit US TV show Breaking Bad.

The comprehensive collection of the band's music will be released later this month (September) and features remastered versions of all their studio albums. Speaking to The Telegraph about his reasons for deciding to present the punk band's back catalogue in this fashion, Jones explained that it is in keeping with the way people now tend to consume TV series in bulk.

"It was just an opportunity to do something now," Jones said, "to represent the music. I like the idea of the ideas carrying on somehow – like Che Guevara's. It's also a restoration, because the tapes would've rotted soon. So it's just the recorded works, presented as best possible – no different from the complete series of Kojak or Breaking Bad. That's how everyone buys things these days, isn't it?"

The Black Market Clash store, a Clash themed pop-up shop, is set to open later this week in London to celebrate the release of the 'Sound System' boxset and its accompanying 'best of' compilation the 'The Clash Hits Back'. The store will be open from September 7-22 at 75 Berwick Street, Soho.

As well as selling the band's new releases, the pop-up shop will display items from the Clash archive including instruments, stagewear, rare memorabilia and original manuscripts. The store will open on Friday (September 6) with an exclusive launch event attended by the band.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Noel Gallagher talks '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' in rarely seen interview...
The Black Keys cover Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' – watch
Bloc Party frontman Kele reveals new song 'Coasting' – listen
David Bowie unveils artwork for new single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'
Rihanna latest target in alleged nude photos leak
Neil Young donates new song 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' to People's Climate Change...
Iggy Pop to deliver 2014 John Peel Lecture
Prides reveal new song 'Out Of The Blue' – watch
Radiohead's Thom Yorke teases fans with image of mysterious white vinyl
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way announces UK tour
Today's new album releases: Alt-J, Aphex Twin and more
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver cover Phil Collins and White Stripes – watch
Gwar's Jizmak Da Gusha: 'I was going to kill Dave Grohl until he said something nice...
Statue of Eleanor Rigby made from more than £1m in used banknotes on display in Liverpool
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number One with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today