Noisy, messy, unconventional and progressive: remembering Rock Against Racism

Rock Against Racism was a brilliantly unorthodox meeting of pop culture and politics.  

If you want a sense of the Britain of 40 years ago, a good place to start is the feature-length film Rude Boy, released in 1980 and put together over the preceding two years. Co-starring the Clash and centred on an amiably daft fan of the band called Ray Gange, it mixes up fact and fiction, but delivers a portrayal of its time and place that grimly rings true.

London is a shabby mess, all sticky café tables, musty-smelling pubs and Soho sex shops. The band’s concerts are...
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