Classic Rock Songs We Never Want to Hear Again (1)

Eric Clapton, “I Shot the Sheriff”

Clapton’s cod reggae cover of Bob Marley’s classic is lame enough, but he’d add insult to injury two years after its release with his notorious 1976 on-stage rant about immigration (for which he’s never seen fit to apologize, by the way), in which, amongst other things, he proclaimed that “black wogs and coons … and Jamaicans, we don’t want them here.” How Clapton can manage to reconcile the fact that he’s made a fortune over the years playing the blues and the fact that he thinks it’s OK to say things like “England is for white people, man … we are a white country” is a question only he can answer. Whatever the case, I’ll be happy never to hear this again.

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