Craig O'Brien review of Late Night Tales: Rebel Dread
I’ve always been fascinated by Don Letts, he’s an icon of film and music and the one person who seemed to capture the explosion of punk in the mid 70s. For someone like me who was just a bit too young, his valuable recordings of the period were a godsend. The man is talented and many artists have put Don’s creativity to use over the years, which has paid dividends. Although there have been a plethora of programmes where Don has spoken about the rise of punk, his time filming The Clash, managing The Slits, Co writing with Mick Jones…. It was good to see everything wrapped up in this film. He’s been a massive influence on the music I listen too, and even own I religiously tune into his Sunday night Culture Clash Radio show on 6 music. Towards the end of the film, Don comes across quite humble but he deserves the accolades heaped on him. It’s a great film and I highly recommend it.