“That’s what punk’s all about, innit? Not plannin’ nuffing!” So says Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen, in character as his ’70s U.K. punk Ian Rubbish, as part of a new Funny or Die interview with the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, and we … never bothered to plan how we were going to complete this sentence.
The clip coincides with the Clash’s recently released, 12-disc Sound System box set, plus the the release of remastered vinyl editions of the band’s five studio albums, a two-disc The Clash – Hits Back compilation, and The Clash 5 Studio-Album Set CD box set of the five studio albums. Armisen’s Rubbish gets the U.K. punk icons’ guitarist and bassist to admit the influence between the Clash and Rubbish’s fictitious band was mutual. At the end of the clip, Jones and Simonon join Rubbish on his song “Hey Policeman.” Considering the two Clash members performed alongside animated musicians on Gorillaz’ 2010 album Plastic Beach, it’s not their strangest collaboration of all time, but — oh, bollocks.