Cover vs. Original

I Fought the Law


I fought the law is a nice little song. I like the version by The Clash a little bit better. I think the guitar play by The Clash does this song good. But the versions are not so completely different. Bobby Fuller also did a good job with his song.

- Michael Müller, Hamburg, Germany, 13.09.2005


The Clash
1979

vs.

Bobby Fuller
1965

CD-Cover: The Clash - Essential Clash 47.6 % 52.4 % CD-Cover: Bobby Fuller - The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Clash 1302 Votes Bobby Fuller

Comments about I Fought the Law:

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well to be honest i think Mike Ness sang this song better then the Clash and Bobby Fuller every did! and i have to admit tho Hank Jr. did sing it good .. also Waylon Jennings sang it good too ... but Mike Ness sang it better version tho!
- Daren Y, Concord ca, United States, 22.10.2010
The more pertinent question is: Who gives a rat's ass? The song is interchangeable, disposable background pop.
- Rob L., Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
The Bobby Fulleer Four is not the orginal the Sonny Curtis country version is the first
- Angela, Nanaimo, Canada, 23.11.2008
The Clash really brings it out. THe original just doesn't cut it.
- Matt, Cameron, WI, United States, 25.10.2008
The Clash really brings it out. THe original just doesn't cut it.
- Matt, Cameron, WI, United States, 25.10.2008
Hank Williams Jr., believe it or not, did the best version of this.
- Billybob Jesus O'Neill, Utley, United States, 16.10.2008
As much as i love The Clash, i think original song is a tiny little bit better.
- Sam, Jihlava, Czech Republic, 20.04.2008
Ever since I first heard this song by the Bobby Fuller Four, it has remained one of my favorites. While playing in bands in my teens, it was always on our song list. He died too soon. Who knows what greatness he/they could have achieved.
- George Rancourt, Cranston, R.I., United States, 18.07.2007
BOBBY FULLER WAS ONE OF THE GREATS! HIS UNTIMELY DEATH MAKES HIM A LEGEND. HIS VERSION OF I FOUGHT THE LAW WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY LIKE HIM. GOD BLESS YOU, BOBBY AND REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!
- Al, Haledon, United States, 30.06.2007
Clash tottaly made it!
- Timmy Ramone, Seara, Brazil, 16.02.2007
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