Around two and a half hours of archive John Cooper Clarke filmed during the early years of punk. 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. 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!!!