Battle of versions - I fought the law

A journey beyond mainstream to rebel music

Which ones are the best (2 options)

Clash
16
28%
Big dirty band
4
7%
Stray cats
4
7%
Green day
2
4%
Bobby Fuller
26
46%
Dead Kennedys
2
4%
Bruce Springsteen
1
2%
The men they couldn't hang
1
2%
Thug murder
1
2%
 
Total votes: 57

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It's difficult to judge across different genres ... I liked at least one other.

Gives me an idea for another poll on different versions.
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Crickets did a good version but as someone has already said BF4 is the definitive version.
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I'll have to post a video of Unknown Hinson's version. Of course, he did change the lyrics to "I Fought The Law and I Won!", lol! :lol:
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jimk wrote:Green Day wasn't half bad.
The thing is, they're a terrific band, and their live show is somewhere between fantastic and surreal (i knooow...), but when it comes to actually covering somebody else's songs (as opposed to, ahem, borrowing a tune that was written and recorded a few years before the three were even conceived), they sound somewhat plastic and uninspired.
Feel like re-voting for Thug Murder but cannot leave out Big Dirty Band, not to mention Bobby Fuller. :cry:
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