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Police On My Back Chords
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From uunet!wupost!rice!RICEVM1.RICE.EDU!MHIRS00 Wed Sep  2 23:17:13 PDT 1992
Article: 1991 of
From: [email protected] (Hirsh, Marc Bennett)
Subject: "Police on My Back," the Clash version
Sender: [email protected] (News)
Organization: Rice University
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1992 20:06:08 GMT
Lines: 65

Could someone tell me what the intro line of "Police on My Back" off of
"Sandanista!" is? As near as I can tell, it's

but that doesn't sound right to me. Not siren-like enough. Am I just using
the wrong kind of distortion, or am I hitting the wrong notes? And, because
I started this mess, I'll finish it by adding the chords...

Well, I'm running
Police on my back
Can you help me?
Police on my back
I am hiding
Police on my back
They were shooting
Police on my back
I've been running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
D           G
What have I done?
D           G
What have I done?
(back to verse with other words)

Words are probably wrong, so if someone could post those, that would also be
neat:). And the bassline would be awesome, since Paul Simonon is blasting
away. And what about "White Riot" (which is just A, D, and E, but the bassline
is wicked awesome) ?

Let's also see if someone hasn't figured out Richard Lloyd's brilliant solos
in Matthew Sweet's "Divine Intervention" (I can give someone the rhythm part
if they really want it), "I've Been Waiting" (can someone post the whole
song?), and "Evangeline," which is fairly easy except for that damn brilliant

Marc Hirsh

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?
  we might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."
   ---snappy end-of-file sign-off quote from Jack Handey, that deep guy

 ^  ---ugly red source of all evil, who's a wacky guy in and of himself

Clash - Police On My Back Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Police On My Back tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Police On My Back Chords:

The Clash were an English punk rock band, active from 1976 to 1986, part of the original wave of UK punk.[1][2] Along with punk rock, they experimented with reggae, funk, rap, dub, rock and roll and rockabilly among other roots musics.[3][4] For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar), Paul Simonon (bass) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).[5] The group disbanded in early 1986, owing to lack of creative control and the loss of Headon in 1982 and Jones in 1983 due to internal friction.

The Clash were a major success in the UK from the release of their debut album. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, brought them popularity in the United States when it came out there the following year. It received wide critical acclaim; a decade later Rolling Stone magazine declared it the best album of the 1980s.[6]

The Clash's style and rebellious attitude, along with their music, had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[7] Their record label's A&R director dubbed them "The Only British Band That Matters," which fans picked up and transformed into "The Only Band That Matters". In January 2003 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[8] The band wanted to play at the event, but were prevented by Joe Strummer's death in December 2002. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash #30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[9]

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