Culture Abuse have released a cover version of one of their favorite songs, "Police on my Back", found lurking in the set list of their current live shows.
Famously covered by The Clash, and included on their Sandinista album to keep the sing-along alive in 1980, Culture Abuse are giving this classic some love in 2018 that they recorded with FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper and have released it today for your enjoyment here.
“We've been playing this song live for the last year,” explains Culture Abuse frontman David Kelling. “Then right after we recorded Bay Dream we were partying with Zac (FIDLAR) and thought it would be fun to try and tackle it together. Most people know it because of The Clash but the song was actually a cover by a band from the 60's called The Equals, fronted by Eddie Grant! So it's a testament to how truly good the song is! We went into the studio hungover, the morning after we played with FIDLAR in LA and knocked this out, mostly live, with some wild overdubbing.”
Culture Abuse are on tour support of Bay Dream, their sophomore album, and the first full-length release for Epitaph Records, which was released this summer and available digitally at Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and on vinyl and CD at your local independent record shop. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Wolf Alice, Jimmy Eat World, Cherry Glazerr), Bay Dream follows Culture Abuse’s 2016 debut Peach. With its lyrics informed by frontman David Kelling’s recent relocation from San Francisco to L.A., Bay Dream draws inspiration from artists as eclectic as Sly and the Family Stone, Paul Simon, and reggae legend Billy Boyo.