Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen) Interviews the Clash in Spinal Tap-Inspired Mockumentary

You’ve heard of Lon­don Call­ing by the Clash. But what about Cam­den Beck­ons, by Ian Rub­bish & the Biz­zaros?

That’s one of the weird cre­ations of come­di­an Fred Armisen, who first intro­duced his Spinal Tap-like punk char­ac­ter Ian Rub­bish ear­li­er this year on Sat­ur­day Night Live. Armisen has just released this mock doc­u­men­tary for Fun­ny or Die fea­tur­ing a tongue-in-cheek inter­view and jam ses­sion with two of the sur­viv­ing mem­bers of the Clash: gui­tarist Mick Jones and bassist Paul Simonon. The leg­endary rock­ers, who have been busy late­ly pro­mot­ing the new Clash boxed set Sound Sys­tem, go along with the joke as Armisen describes the influ­ence the Bizarros had on the Clash. “In a way,” he says, “they did a sort of past-tense copy­ing of us.”

For more on Ian Rub­bish & the Bizarros, includ­ing free down­loads, see the offi­cial Web site.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Doc­u­men­tary Viva Joe Strum­mer: The Sto­ry of the Clash Sur­veys the Career of Rock’s Beloved Front­man

“Joe Strummer’s Lon­don Call­ing”: All Eight Episodes of Strummer’s UK Radio Show Free Online

The Clash Live in Tokyo, 1982: Watch the Com­plete Con­cert

Mick Jones Plays Three Clas­sics by The Clash at the Pub­lic Library

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