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The Clash at Frestonia

In ‘Getting it Straight in Notting Hill Gate: A West London Psychogeography Report’ by Tom Vague, Vague notes:

In the wake of Frestonia, the Clash posed in front of the Apocalypse Hotel for the cover of Zigzag magazine. The Clash and Moorhead rehearsed at Ear Studios in the People’s Hall on Olaf Street (now design studios). In the Clash book Passion is a Fashion, Pat Gilbert describes the site as ‘off the beaten track, seedy, cheap, Victorian (just), located in a semi-industrial area. Inside were storage areas with half-broken jukeboxes, pinball machines and pool tables. There was also a patch of scrubby grass out the back handy for a kick-around… Its extraordinary history sealed the deal.’

The Clash at The Apocalypse Hotel

The Clash at The Apocalypse Hotel

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