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Fear of a white planet

In the annals of poorly conceived cover songs, Duran Duran’s rendition of the Public Enemy classic “911 Is A Joke” deserves its own chapter. This atrocity appears on Duran Duran”s 1995 album, “Thank You,”  on which the band also brutalizes favorites ranging from Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” to Sly & The Family Stone’s “I Want To Take You Higher Again.”

I apologize in advance.

Here’s a live version:

And the version that appeared on the album:

Fight the power.