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  • The Art of the Remake II

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on June 17th, 2011 (All posts by )

    Dan had an earlier post featuring the original Joy Division version of the song “No Love Lost” and a remake by LCD Soundsystem. Dan’s admonition: “If you are going to cover a song, rip it apart a bit and make it your own.” The Clash did just that in this case.

    The Equals, Police On My Back (1968)

    The Clash, Police On My Back (1980)

    You can hear a hint of the Bobby Fuller Four’s I Fought the Law in the Equal’s song, and of course, the Clash did a cover of that one, too.

    I may have a few more of these comparisons … .


    2 Responses to “The Art of the Remake II”

    1. ErisGuy Says:

      No video links but Nazareth and Joni Mitchell, “This Flight Tonight.”

    2. Lexington Green Says:


      Nazareth and Joni Mitchell, “This Flight Tonight.”