Saturday, February 27, 2010

ROCK Sex: "Police and Thieves" - Junior Murvin > The Clash


Photo of suspects by Caroline Coon.


ROCK Sex says, 'up against the wall'.

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"Police and Thieves" was first done by Reggae star Junior Murvin. Produced by the crazed Lee Perry, his sweet falsetto works in compassionate contrast to the harsh realities he's speaking to.

JUNIOR MURVIN -"Police and Thieves" (1976)



The Clash made it even more famous, helping build the bridge between Reggae and Punk/PostPunk culture.

THE CLASH -"Police and Thieves" (1977)




© Tym Stevens



See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist


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