Junior Murvin : Police and Thieves
Another song reflecting the chaos in Jamaica, Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves" was named Reggae Single of the Year by Black Echoes and ranked #6 in NME's year end list of 1976's best singles. Produced by Lee Perry, the single is sung in falsetto, with Murvin reporting on the escalating battle for control of his native country. In the UK, "Police and Thieves" has its own meaning following the riots at the Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August. The Clash has been there and recorded a cover of Murvin's "Police and Thieves" as well as "White Riot" on their debut album.
|Murvin died in 2013|