Comparing Black Flag’s Version Of “Police Story” To The Dirty Projectors’

When the Black Flag album Damaged came out in the early 1980s it was a beacon of light for raw, DIY punk rockers everywhere.



In the mid-Aughts, the, decidedly more mellow, band Dirty Projectors chose to do an album where they reinterpreted Damaged in it’s entirety from memory. The result was interesting and pretty warmly received by the music press at the time, with it’s lush production and complete 180 turn in style.



Which version do you prefer? The hard-rocking Rollins original or the meticulously mellow Indie-Pop quirk-fest of the latter?

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