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December 03, 2013

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ron b

spot on!

TDK

Reggae is to Punk as R&B was to sixties beat groups; the covers were shocking but it was expected. If you think the Clash's Police and Thieves is bad, listen to the Kinks cover of Dancing in the Street

Mick H

Can't agree with you there. Maybe the Kinks were bad (don't remember that cover, to be honest), but the Beatles and the Stones, just for a start, did very creditable R&B covers. That's how they started off.

R&B was the base which the Sixties beat groups - most of 'em - worked from. Punk groups weren't trying to copy or build on reggae.

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