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"I Fought the Law" is a much-covered song originally recorded by Sonny Curtis and The Crickets (post Buddy Holly) in 1959. The song was famously covered by Bobby Fuller Four, who recorded a more successful version of the song in 1965, and by The Clash, who performed and recorded a punk rock version in 1976 and 1977.

Just as the song became a top ten hit, Bobby Fuller was found dead in a parked automobile near his Los Angeles, California… read more

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  • i really like Jello Biafra's political commentary in this track that voices the anger&frustration of many San Franciscans re: the verdict that allowed Dan White to pretty much get away with murder. however, in the end, the former cop could not escape his own demons. he thought suicide was the answer, but is probably still regretting that move
  • I blew George and Harvey's brains out with my pistol
  • twinkee's make me do crazy stuff too.
  • pretty good but i prefer the clash cover tbh
  • the best version ever!
  • One of the best DK songs!!! x
  • Much better than The Clash, IMO.
  • I won! Nice with a change (;
  • No shit Dumbass Ryan!
  • twinkee defense.

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