The Clash – “Police & Thieves” from The Clash [UK] (1976)
To wrap up a week of Police & Thieves, here’s Strummer & Co.’s timeless take on Junior Murvin’s classic. What’s interesting is that The Clash were covering a popular song of just one year prior. Imagine if these “radical” bands of today (whoever those are) covered, say, I dunno, R. Kelly? I guess that Fall Out Boy are covering Michael Jackson. So maybe Fall Out Boy is the new Clash.
And check out this clip from Westway To The World, the Clash doc. Check out 8:45 to hear Joe Strummer wax poetic on the Mick Jones’s arrangement of Police & Thieves.
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