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Pennie Smith talks Paul Simonon

Today's Punk: Photography conversation between Nick Knight and Pennie Smith concerns the photograph Smith took of The Clash's Paul Simonon smashing his guitar, a shot that eventually became the cover of their London Calling album. Smith opens up about the moment the shot happened, the fact that it almost didn't (she nearly went to dinner with a friend instead) and the factors that fell into place to make an image so symbolic of an era. 

'If Paul's face had been showing, if… all sorts of other things, I don't think it would have been. It's because it's impressionistic.'

For the full story listen to the interview now. And for Clash fans still wanting more - check out Sound System, a limited edition box set released by The Clash in the SHOWstudio Shop!

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