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Saturday video break: I Fought The Law

Song #17 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “I Fought The Law”, originally by Bobby Fuller Four and covered by The Clash. Here’s the original:

I always pair this song in my mind with John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Authority Song” – same basic concept, both set to a bouncy beat. Now here’s The Clash:

I’ve heard this version before, but I’m more familiar with the original. They’re both good, but I have a slight preference for Bobby Fuller’s. What do you think?

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    My vote’s with the original.