The Clash: “Guns of Brixton”

Posted: October 31, 2013 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Broc 4L

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

One of my all-time favorite songs by The Clash. And I do have quite a few versions so, hopefully, you like it as well …

The Original

The Clash:


The Cover Songs Competition


The Bandits vs. Honeydippers


The Bandits:


This is Rockabilly Clash …

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.



Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

  1. Cuspid says:

    These are both excellent. I gotta think (and listen) a bit more before voting.

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Wow… really close. Each version is pretty darn good. I’m givin’ it to the Bandits, but just by a smidge. A tad. An iota.

  3. Kerry Black says:

    Ah, good ol’ Brixton, my old stompin’ grounds! Maybe my vote should count as two.

    Both good versions. I like the echo-y guitar in Honeydrippers’ version, but they’re edged out by The Bandits.

  4. LuckyHawai says:

    I’m with Arnie here, lovin’ em both, but giving the edge to the Bandits on the strength of that nice little wah wah solo

  5. RDubbs says:

    Yeah these versions are better than I remember. Both great takes. But I’m going with The Bandits.

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