Police On My Back! That Was A Cover?

The Clash have always been ready and willing (and with impeccable taste) to borrow a tune, digging deep into the roots of reggae for such gems as Police & Thieves, Armagideon Time, and Pressure Drop; and a little old-fashioned American rock ‘n roll like Brand New Cadillac and I Fought The Law.

However, the fact that they covered one Eddy Grant, formerly of The Equals and most famously of Electric Ave., came as a surprise. Here’s the original:

And here’s The Clash:

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