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Billie Joe Armstrong shares cover of "Police on My Back" by The Equals

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has shared his take on the song “Police on My Back” for the latest edition of his “No Fun Mondays” covers series.

“Police on My Back” was originally recorded in the ’60s by the British group The Equals, which featured future “Electric Avenue” singer Eddy Grant. It was later famously covered by The Clash.

“This was originally written and performed by The Equals, Eddy Grant’s beat group from the ’60s,” Armstrong says. “And of course The Clash slay it.”

You can listen to Armstrong’s cover of “Police on My Back” streaming now on YouTube.

Armstrong launched “No Fun Mondays” back in March, and promised to release a new cover each week “until we’re let back out into the world.”

Some of Armstrong’s covers include” I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James & the Shondells, “Manic Monday” by The Bangles with Susanna Hoffs, the Adam Schlesinger-penned song “That Thing You Do!,” John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth,” and “Kids in America” by Kim Wilde.

Additionally, Green Day as a whole released a cover of the Blondie classic “Dreaming.”

By Josh Johnson
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