CULTURE ABUSE COVER THE EQUALS!
San Francisco punks CULTURE ABUSE tool up for their UK tour with a cover of THE EQUALS’ 1967 single ‘Police On My Back’.
Formed in Hornsey in 1965, The Equals had a number of hits including ‘Black Skin Blue-Eyed Boys’ and the millions-selling ‘Baby Come Back’ and spawned the career of Eddie ‘Electric Avenue’ Grant. ‘Police On My Back’, only released as a single in Europe, would later get a fresh boost when covered by THE CLASH on their Sandinista album.
A live favourite of Culture Abuse, their version features guest vocals from Zac Carper of FIDLAR.
“We’ve been playing this song live for the last year,” explains frontman David Kelling. “Then right after we recorded Bay Dream we were partying with Zac 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 60s 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.”
Touring in support of second album Bay Dream, the band play the following dates….
17 Oct Southampton, Joiners TICKETS
18 Oct Birmingham, Actress & Bishop TICKETS
19Oct Nottingham, Bodega TICKETS
20 Oct Leeds, Key Club TICKETS
21 Oct Brighton, Hope & Ruin TICKETS
22 Oct Bristol, Exchange TICKETS
23 Oct Glasgow, King Tuts TICKETS
24 Oct Manchester, Star & Garter TICKETS
25 Oct London, Boston Music Room TICKETS