The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
789-Junior Murvin-Police And Thieves.
1980-Number 23 single.
Best Bit-At 2.27 Murvin singing a Reggae song in Falsetto.
The song was written and sung by Junior Murvin and produced by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry in 1976,the theme of the song is about gang war and police brutality.The song became an anthem in the UK in 1976 as the Notting Hill Carnival erupted into a riot.Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of The Clash were involved in the rioting,which inspired them to cover the song on their debut Album,in a style that they called Punk Reggae,not white reggae.Junior Murvin’s version has featured in the 1978 film ‘The Rockers’ and the 1998 film ‘Lock,Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.’
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