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justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 05, 2018 13:22
 

 enkay wrote:

You said that 3 years ago and nobody agreed with you that time either apparently.

 

Thanks for reminding me. Guess what, I still find Bobby Fullers Four version much better.
Astardis
(Tegernsee / Bavaria / Germany)
Posted: Mar 07, 2018 23:11
 

"Outstanding!" A true "4" rating - as i got my good day today.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 13:44
 

Great segue from The Specials...same era, different ATTITUDE!
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1:45
 

 oldfart48 wrote:
worst version of this ever heard......{#Ass}
 

I beg to differ. I think the 'in your face' nature of this makes it the definitive version.


JeriF
Posted: Mar 12, 2017 13:08
 

 oldfart48 wrote:
worst version of this ever heard......{#Ass}

 
Haha.  Exactly.  Although, I've pretty much never liked any version.
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Dec 10, 2016 9:19
 

Arm hurts from playing air guitar...
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 09, 2016 19:07
 

 justin4kick wrote:
I like the Clash a lot but the Bobby Fullers Four's version is much much better.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgtQj8O92eI
enkay
(Vancouver Island)
Posted: Aug 07, 2016 18:34
 

 justin4kick wrote:
I like the Clash a lot but the Bobby Fullers Four's version is much much better.

 
You said that 3 years ago and nobody agreed with you that time either apparently.
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: Aug 07, 2016 18:28
 

I just went to listen to it and it's far too clean and tame.  It's what I imagine church sounds like. all nicey nicey.

justin4kick wrote:
I like the Clash a lot but the Bobby Fullers Four's version is much much better.

 


justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: May 04, 2016 2:19
 

I like the Clash a lot but the Bobby Fullers Four's version is much much better.
Far
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 16:55
 

Have seen the recently discovered extended footage of the Clash from 1977 ? truly a time trip mixed with New Years BBC footage.Awesome, found in a trunk or a vault.
Emwolb
(Joisey)
Posted: Jun 24, 2015 11:13
 

Most  excellent but the Dead Kennedys version is a solid 10
Athorn
Posted: Mar 21, 2015 9:40
 

"I Fought the Law" was track five on side two of " In Style With the Crickets". Track six was "Love's Made a Fool of You". Bobby Fuller's follow up to "I Fought the Law" was "Love's Made...." That one was written by Holly/Montgomery, although Buddy wasn't in the band, and I believe had died by the time the album was made.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 17, 2015 19:49
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Generally (and legally), credited cover versions of songs are not considered "ripped" from their composers, and Sonny Curtis (who joined The Crickets after Buddy Holly's death) wrote this song, not Buddy Holly.

 
Yes, but Sonny Curtis knew Holly from the beginning and was on Holly's first demos. Apparently, he was on the road as a working musician when Holly formed the Crickets, returning to take the lead vocals after Holly's death.

I agree BTW that covers are simply covers, generally reimbursing the songwriter. I guess they would be considered rips if the songwriter wasn't paid. Probably happens. Lord knows Led Zep and Dylan seem to have skirted that little nicety, tho' LZ relented some years ago.
Far
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 11:37
 

New video out ( well to me anyway) The Clash New Years 1977. amazing archival footage from a hand held something.
ick
(...out of the primordial ooze)
Posted: Jun 12, 2014 13:31
 

Two of my old favorites today...

 1:26 pm - The Clash - I Fought The Law
1:23 pm - The Specials - Gangsters

Ah... like a favorite faded black t-shirt.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jun 10, 2014 8:23
 

cartoon
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jun 03, 2014 22:34
 

 fredriley wrote:

'Kinell! I wouldn't expect quotes from an abstruse philosopher on this forum. Thanks for the intellectual interlude :)

IIRC Kierkegaard was considered to be an early existentialist. Sadly, I could never get on with existentialists and their appallingly bleak and individualist outlooks. Camus in particular was a prize self-centred tit.
 

Yeah, Søren Kierkegaard is considered one of the early founders of existentialism...  he never used the word "existentialism", but he was the first to describe the absurdity of human existence... however, Kierkegaard was afraid that nihilism would result if nobody believed in anything because everything is absurd, so Kierkegaard thought that people should believe in something, even if it is absurd...

the core definition of existentialism is a paradox, so it is as absurd as everything else— postmodern existentialists believe that objectively everything is absurd, so subjectively people are free to believe whatever they wish... the paradox is that this means objectively, existentialism is as absurd as everything else...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner... we love this splendiferous song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


RandomousJam
(RandomousJam.com)
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 8:25
 

 unclehud wrote:

As long as there is law, there will be bad boys (and girls) who fight and lose ... and then sing this song proudly.

 
This also applies to good boys (and girls).
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Feb 06, 2014 13:19
 

 joelbb wrote:
I was a young radio listener when the original of this song came out.  Everybody liked it then, a major hit.  Rockin' bands like the Clash (and their  fans) ALWAYS have loved it, esp. the short drum riff in the middle.  I'll bet it's still being covered 25 years from now.
 
As long as there is law, there will be bad boys (and girls) who fight and lose ... and then sing this song proudly.