The Inmates : Dirty Water
In January of 1980 The Inmates, a British pub rock band, had a live version of The Standells' "Dirty Water" riding the lower half of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was enough to get an opening spot on the Joe Jackson tour and an invite from Smash Hits to have vocalist Bill Hurley present his all-time Top Ten. Most are classics from the 60’s. Only a Sex Pistols tune was recorded in the 1970's. Later in the year The Inmates would score a Top 40 UK hit with "The Walk".