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.