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John Cooper Clarke

Ten Years In an Open Necked Video

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Released: 18th Dec 2015


Around two and a half hours of archive John Cooper Clarke film during the early years of punk - As shown in this great raw archive footage the delivery speed of Clarke's poems was much faster in those early years, and the audience probably read the NME and fanzines rather than The Guardian.

In the punk explosion whilst managed by Martin Hannett and mentored by Hannett and his Rabid Records partner Tosh Ryan Carter, John Cooper Clarke appeared as support artist on major tours with artists such as The Fall ,Joy Division,Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Elvis Costello, Rockpile and many more. Wherever possible whether it be a dark dank nightclub ( in black and white) or a larger venue( in colour), Hannett and Ryan Carter would capture Clarke's performances on audio tape and film.

Ten Years In an Open Necked Video


  1. Spilt Beans
  2. Film Extra’s Extra
  3. The Serial
  4. Letter To Fiesta
  5. Twat
  6. I Married A Monster From Outer Space
  7. The Pest
  8. Bronze Adonis
  9. Psycle Sluts
  10. Suspended Sentence
  11. Majorca
  12. Kung Fu International
  13. You Never See A Nipple in The Daily Express
  14. Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt