Scansmiths – The Clash at Shea Stadium

It was an honour to be offered the chance to attempt to recover the film footage of the Iconic band from the 80’s The Clash. The footage featured never before seen interaction between the band and Martin Scorcese during the cameo they had in the movie The King of Comedy in 1983.

The main footage was the build up to the Shea Stadium concert with the famous convertible Cadillac ride to the stadium a highlight

Live at Shea Stadium was recorded at Shea Stadium in New York City on 13 October 1982, the band’s second night opening for The Who; the concert was produced by Kosmo Vinyl The original recordings were unearthed by Clash frontman Joe Strummer while packing for a move. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 6 October 2008 and in the United States the following day.

Sadly a large amount of the footage we received was beyond physical repair both the image and sound elements we irretrievably damaged….very sad!!

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