The Art of the Remake II

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 … .

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