Live performance recorded for the youth programme 'Alright Now' on the ITV network (UK / Channel 3). Broadcast on Friday 17 April.

Date of recording may be the 8th March?

Updated 3 Sept 2016 - added info on new video clip
updated July 2020 - added Tyne Tees good quality full video and tidied up the page





Audio 1

recent upgrade - Alright Now UK-TV [from old video] - Sound 4.0 - 9min - unknown gen - 3 tracks + Interview
previous audio versions were poor

The Israelites





video - new upgrade

Sound 5 - full 25mins - has time stamp in top left corner.
A major upgrade has been put been into circulation [2019]





From the vaults of Tyne Tees TV.

Tyne Tees were the North East's (Newcastle/Sunderland) local ITV franchise, part of the ITV network supplying programmes to other ITV regions/franchises.





Footage with The Clash playing The Israelites

THE CLASH – ISRAELITES

In 1979, THE CLASH were guests on the Tyne Tees produced music show Alright Now performing HATE & WAR, ENGLISH CIVIL WAR and a cover of Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong’s ISRAELITES.

The video here features newly discovered high grade footage of the performance of ISRAELITES. The video here is courtesy of JOHN HESTON who we are indebted to for liberating the clip from The ITV archives.

“Showtime and the band plunge into an efficient if uninspired `English Civil War’ while the split screen displays Short self- penned biogs (Mick’s biggest influence - third rate rock bands 67-73, Topper’s hobby - milking goats),” wrote Pete Silverton for Sounds magazine, “and then moves over to the discussion with Den [Hegarty, former singer with Darts] and the kids.”

“Den welcomes them by announcing “Well this is punk and there’s not a green hair in sight apart from the ones up your noses. “ The rest of the talk was inaudible but as Den walked away I did hear him mumble “Mmmm, novel."

“To finish the show, Mick sang a charged `Hate and War’ and then Strummer led them all into their embryonic arrangement of Desmond Dekker’s `Israelites’ with Den on bass vocals and crawling around the floor biting Mick’s leg. As a genuine gesture of friendship toward the crowd the band did a couple more songs and the kids got the chance to invade the stage leaving Jones stranded high on the drum riser like a nattily dressed Noah.”

“The band had gone, the floor manager returned. “The next thing I want to see is you, the stars (i. e. the audience). I what you to give me a big cheer and a bit of applause to camera one. “ They faced the camera. They cheered. They applauded. They were asked to leave quietly. They did.”

A Clash fan who attended the recording said, "The band played a couple more tracks afterwards but I dont know if these are recorded, though they were not broadcast.”

“…the Clash were only booked to play 3 or 4 songs. But they were p issed off with the TV company pushing the audience around (and so were the audience...see the video) that they ended up playing for about 40-50 mins, mainly a greatest hits concert. Don’t ask what the set was, I can't remember, but again have been told that only 3 songs were recorded by the TV company, the same ones that were broadcast."


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Missing songs

Someone who was there wrote to us to say that;

"the band played a couple more tracks afterwards but I dont know if these are recorded, though they were not broadcast.

I was at the All Right Now recording of the Clash at Tyne Tees studios in Newcastle, and the Clash were only booked to play 3 or 4 songs. But they were pissed off with the TV company pushing the audience around (and so were the audience...see the video) that they ended up playing for about 40-50 mins, mainly a greatest hits concert. Don’t ask what the set was, I cant remember, but again have been told that only 3 songs were recorded by the TV company, the same ones that were broadcast."





Lots of previous poor versions

video - new upgrade
but only contains English Civil War + Interview
- all of it but poor quality.

video - Hate & War - Tibe 1983 -
Just Hate and War - great pic and sound and doesn't fade out to credits.

video - Hate & War - TOTP2 rebroadcast - June 2003
as part of the Ch4 'Joe Remembered' programme.
Includes interview and Hate and War - great pic and sound but picture fades out to credits

video - just the interview - good quality





Tyne Tees UK TV - Show 8

Recorded 06 03 1979
Show ID AN 79/10/1
Broadcast 01 06 1979
Presented by Den Hegarty
Director: Gavin Taylor
Producer: Malcolm Gerrie
Exec Producer: Andrea Wonfor

Production ID T/0165/0004
Programme Title ALRIGHT NOW
Production Title EPISODE 0003
First TX Date 25/07/1979
Synopsis Text This programme stars THE CLASH and THE TOM ROBINSON BAND, plus a film feature on punk hair styles and dress.

The Clash perform "English Civil War", "Hate & War" and "The Israelites".
 
Tom Robinson Band perform "All Right All Night" and "Bully For You".Running Time 24 mins 30 secs






Information Sheet

Alright Now TV show

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hosted by former Darts singer Den Hegarty

Alright Now is a British rock music television series made by Tyne Tees Television for ITV in 1979-1980.The show was named after the song "(Channel 3 network in the UK) All Right Now" by the band Free. the series showcased both established and up-and-coming acts, with a focus on those from North East England.

The show was initially hosted by former Darts singer Den Hegarty, but he was dismissed from the show for "outrageous" behaviour,[1] he later became the host of the children's show Tiswas, which also aired on Tyne Tees and most of the ITV network. 










Clash, Tom Robinson Band

The Clash open the show with English Civil War, which is followed by more footage of the Rentamob Punks from the first show being patronised further. The Clash are then subjected to Den's (and other Kaff Kids') interrogation techniques before the Tom Robinson Band take us into the break with All Right All Night; Part two opens with the Tom Robinson Band performing Bully For You (a single co-written by Peter Gabriel) and this is followed by another wacky interview in the Kaff; The Clash close the show with Hate And War and a unique version of the old Desmond Dekkar song Israelites.

The Israelites

Interesting because it is the only known recording Desmond Decker's hit, The Israelites.

It was played at Blackburn on the 13th July 78 for the soundcheck but no knonw recording of that exists.






Sounds - UK Music weekly magazine

17 March 1979

text version





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4

English Civil War
Interview
Hate and War
The Israelites

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Alright Now TV pg159
Notre Dame pg 167
Finland pg 180, pg13
Derry pg 183

Johnny Green first met the Clash in 1977 and was their road manager for three years. Ray Lowry accompanied the band as official "war artist" on the second American tour and designed the ' London Calling' album cover. Together, in words and pictures, Green and Lowry give the definitive, inside story on one of the most magnificent rock 'n' roll bands ever.




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Passion is a Fashion,
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