“I Fought the Law” Cover

Part of our Covers Series. Let us know what songs you think we should cover, and we’ll post a new video every few weeks based on your suggestions.

70 Responses to ““I Fought the Law” Cover”

  1. Great cover and amazing show in Atlanta. Easily one of the best nights of my life. I think you guys could do an amazing cover of “Tonight, Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins.

  2. We just saw them last night in Ft. Lauderdale and this was the best show I’ve seen them do out of the 7 I’ve seen over the past 2 1/2 years and that includes their first show at the KOKO in London 2 years ago and the Louisville show with the Orchestra, which was incredible. The energy last night along with the band’s skills as performers kept a smile on my face for nearly 2 hours – 18 songs in all.

    One of the great people that travel with them, Bill Handlin, took a really nice photo of the band, me and my wife and my best friend.

    Thanks, Bill!

  3. how do you guys feel about covering bayside’s “no one understands” off of their 2008 release shudder? an airborne version of that song would be killer! i’d blare that song at top volume all the time.

  4. I think you are one of the few bands out there with the legitimacy to cover a U2 song, so I think you guys should do that next.

  5. I’m a new fan. So glad I have found you. Love your music. (I’m in my 50s and the whole family loves you. It’s exciting to have found a favorite new — to me — band.)

    The covers are a great idea, and so far you’ve nailed each one. Great version of “I’m on Fire” (Bruce would undoubtedly love it.) And “I Fought the Law” is equally excellent.

    OK, Uncle Bob from SoCal suggests: “Tobacco Road” by the Nashville Teens. I’ll sit back now and wait for it. ;-)

  6. How about doing Jack Johnson’s Staple it Together?
    The song is upbeat and awesome, especially live.
    One of the guys in the band raps out the last part of the song when they do it live.

  7. I’m thinking “Secret Agent Man” cover might be in order. How can the young lady work the violin into that? I think it would be pretty cool!

  8. i think you guys should do coldplay “shiver” or “yellow. james blunt “your beautiful. NIN “hurt”

  9. I think its great that you taking people’s suggestions.
    My suggestions:
    The Cure – CLose to me.
    Nine inch Nails/Johny Cash – Hurt
    Modest Mouse – One Chance
    Damien Rice – Rootless tree
    Staind – So far away
    – Outside
    U2- With or without you
    What ever you do I am sure you will make it your own. Keep doing great music. Love your music.

  10. I would love to hear:

    Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
    Santeria by Sublime
    Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    3AM by Matchbox 20
    Everlong by Foo Fighters
    Universally Speaking by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Fix You by Coldplay

    With any of these songs I think Mikel will just own the vocals for them.

  11. Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight” ; “1979”
    Foo Fighters – “Everlong”

  12. “French Film Blurred” by Wire.

  13. I think you guys could do “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” some serious justice…

  14. “I’ve Just Seen A Face” would also be amazing…

  15. bad reputation – joan jett !!!!! ?

  16. House of the Rising Sun (The Animals) or Gloria (van morrisson), Sittin’ on the dock of the Bay (Otis Redding), Lift me Up (Jeff Lynne), Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Travelling Wilbury’s)

    Looking forward to seein you guys live in Vancouver next week.

  17. Some Smashing Pumpkins would indeed be awesome!

    ‘Today’ is a personal favorite.

  18. Would love to hear a cover of “Thistle & Weeds” (or just about any other cover by Mumford & Sons.

  19. prince in a paupers grave by carter usm

  20. I saw you guys in Vegas an you did Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash and it was awesome; I would like to hear you guys do The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash also. Would also love to hear Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Like a Rollin Stone by Bob Dylan, or Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

  21. Radio by Elvis Costello?

    Free Falling by Tom Petty?

    All Tomorrow’s Parties or Heroin – Velvet Underground

  22. Saw you lot at the Manchester Academy and I’ll be seeing you again at V festival, how about some classic Manchester, Importance of Being Idle by Oasis!

  23. Childish–Damien Rice
    Black-Eyed Dog–Lisa Hannigan (her cover’d be great for ya’ll to play with)
    Whirring–The Joy Formidable
    What I Have to Offer–The Eels
    Everyday I Write the Book/ The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes–Elvis Costello
    And, an odd one but here’s the last suggestion: Playground Love–AIR.

    Have at it! You’ll do great with any song suggestion, I’m sure!

  24. Drug buddy by The Lemonheads!!!

  25. Dear T.A.T.E
    I am your biggest fan, and i have been since the first time i have ever heard your music. you guys are musical badasses, and i think a cover of “have you ever seen the rain” by credence clearwater would be a cool cover for you guys ;D thank you for being so cool, and inspirational to me muscly, and lyrically.

    Frank K

  26. “Teenage Wasteland” by the who!

  27. (I’m gonna be) 500 miles by The Proclaimers

    Saw you guys at summerfest 2k11. Awesome show

  28. Thanks for putting together these covers. Each of you is so talented. Here are some suggestions for cover songs you could have fun with:

    Crystal Baller – Third Eye Blind

    There Is – Box Car Racer

    Plays Pretty for Baby – Saosin (Anthony Green)

    Seein’ Red – Unwritten Law

    Ooh Child – The Five Stairsteps

  29. Fix You by Coldplay would be awesome & Lightning Crashes by Live would equally rock!

  30. I try again: Better Man by Pearl Jam!!!! ;-)

  31. Roxanne- The Police
    The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Nirvana
    Well Respected Man & Waterloo Sunset- The Kinks
    Its Saturday & Never- Marcy Playground
    Kiss Me- Sixpence None The Richer
    Jumper- Third Eye Blind

    I love you soooo very much!!!

  32. Hello from Germany,

    how about a german song.

    My favorite wish is a cover of a song from the eastgerman band “City” with the title “Am Fenster”. You can find it sure on youtube. I dont know, if i can send a link in this forum.

    best regards

  33. Can’t wait for the show in Clifton Park, NY.

    Perhaps you should cover “Laid” by James.

    Good luck with that falcetto Mikel.

  34. I just read through the comments and I agree that Nin ‘hurt’ and Bayside ‘no one understands’ would both be amazing.

  35. Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah please

    or something by the Zombies

  36. PLEASE do Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver

  37. Hey there, love the cover of “I fought the law”; great concept and not surprising given your creativity as a band.

    Here’s a suggestion out of left field. I’d love to hear your interpretation of OMD’s “Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)” with its haunting bagpipes and drums; hope it interests you….

    Either way, keep it up; you guys are amazing!!

  38. Suggested covers:

    Play That Funky Music

    Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

    Barbara Ann (c’mon, all the cool kids cover it)

    Panic Button

    How Soon is Now

    I Love the Nightlife (cuz painful music reminds us to live in fear)

  39. Hey guys,

    Great cover of a great song. But it has been two months since you posted this video, when are you doing the next one?

    I’d love to hear you cover anything by the Beatles, but particularly ‘Get Back’ or ‘One After 909′.

    See you in Sheffield in November!

  40. If you could, I’d really love you to do a cover of either “Words” or “First of May” by the Bee Gees or “Suzanne”, “So Long Marianne”, “Hallelujah”, “I’m Your Man”, or “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Leonard Cohen. It’s for my mother. :)

  41. hey great show last night! I’ve never been to such a great concert! anyway i was wondering if you’d be interested in a song or two to cover. first is my all time favorite, across the universe by the beatles. I feel that you guys would put a pretty awesome “airborne” twist to it that would make me love it even more, second would be Danke Shoen, also the same reason. Well i look forward to hearing more covers and possibly seeing you again on you’re noth american tour)

  42. i almost forgot! I think you guys would play a kickass cover of “galway girl”

  43. The first time I saw you go into your ‘cover medley’ I thought for sure you would do a Doors song, L.A. Woman, Touch Me?? Or is that too ‘hometown’ for you?

    Saw you at the Paradiso in AMS in Feb on my birthday, fell in love with the realness of your music, was @ the Bowery in April, and will be in Hartford Thursday night!!

    Much love to you all…..

  44. Suggestions of songs to cover:

    – Turning Japanese (Vapors)
    – Synthicide (SSQ)
    – Change (John Waite)
    – High Tide (The Comsat Angels)
    – Heat of the Moment (Asia)
    – White Wedding (Billy Idol)
    – La Verite (Vive la fete)

  45. Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah or better yet Neil Youngs “After the Gold Rush” You guys are AWESOME & I have subjected my family to your music on a daily basis & they love you also. From my 13 year old grand daughter to my 33 year old son. Saw you in Seattle 2011 & was the best concert in a small venue. From choas comes greatness :-) keep it coming!

  46. You guys were awesome in Philadelphia! You should cover “Cable Car” by the Fray or “Nine in the Afternoon” by Panic at the Disco, thanks for all your music :)

  47. How about That Lonesome Road by James Taylor. I think Mikel and Anna singing that would be amazing. I’m stoked you’ll be playing in Anchorage; I don’t get to see many of my favorite artists up here. See you at the Bears Tooth in September.

  48. fisherman’s blues by the waterboys… i’ll see you guys again at the arches in glasgow..

  49. I really like your “Pouges” Style vocals, and the full time strings.

    Johnny Cash – God will Cut you down (the song rocks)
    Sam Roberts – Detroit ’67 (Bass line would work well acoustic)
    Pouges – Christmas in the Drunk tank
    Jesus Mary chain / Pixes -Head On (So well written and arranged)
    Bruce SPringsteen – Girls in the summer clothes
    U2-Moment of surrender (would really work acoustic, violin in place of edge)

    Come to Edmonton, Canada

  50. Your music is very much appreciated. A cover of The Limuosines “Internet killed the Video Star” would be as well. It might seem out there but I implore you to listen to it at least.
    Thank you, Alexandra Rose

  51. Hello :)

    I saw you guys in Orlando this year and the show was amazing!!! I am so excited to see you play again in November! I think “Here comes your man” by Pixies would be a fun song to cover!

    Thank you for creating incredible music!!!!


  52. Hey I’ve been a huge fan of you guys since my best friend first played your song on the radio and told me to listen 3 years ago. I am a huge fan of 80’s music and loved the cover you did so I think it’d be really cool if you kept it going and did “Lovesong” by The Cure. I have faith you guys would do an awesome job. I love you guys so much, and I’m sure my best friend Alyssa would love it to.


  53. P.S. I agree with the earlier comments of Johnny Cash. That would be really awesome

  54. Hold Your Head Up High-The Velvet Underground

  55. With or without you – U2
    Looking forward to Missy (I’m on Fire)at Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday – expecting fireworks ??

  56. Hey,Digging the covers so far, think you guys would kill the kinks lola, do it.. you know you want to..

  57. I think you should cover “I Remember California” by REM.

  58. Oh yeah, also “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” by Richard Thompson.

  59. I have always wanted to hear you guys do a cover of Bittersweet Symphony. That was my favorite song when I was in high school, and one of the best songs of the 90’s. You might be the only band to do it justice.

  60. How about one of these:

    “I Remember California” REM
    “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” Richard Thompson
    “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” The Smiths

  61. you guys should definitely do brown eyed girl by Van Morrison, Mikel your voice with that song would be truly amazing, you should also try city and colour, the girl

  62. Hi once again Airborne, earlier this week i put a request up asking you guys to consider doing brown eyed girl or the girl and that request was not posted up here on the site, this is why i’m writing to you, to express my anger towards this, on the comment i posted i did not use any foul language and practically did what everyone else did, including a complement but for some reason my request was not worthy enough for consideration to be played, obviously it was not even posted here


  64. Happy House…Siouxie Ta!

  65. How ’bout “Brown-eyed Girl” by Van Morrison?

  66. You guys should cover blue jeans and white t-shirts by the gaslight anthem.

  67. You guys are the best band around I would love to hear you cover Ruby Baby by Dion and the Belmonts

  68. This really is the fourth posting, of yours I personally
    read. But yet I love this specific one, “

  69. We have seen you guys in Denver three times, and even had the chance to meet you last time at the Fillmore. You are truly my favorite band! I would love to hear Ring of Fire. You should record some of your covers

  70. You guys kick ass!- kick more- cover:

    -Up your alley-
    Pixies- “where is my mind”
    Pixies- “monkey gone to heaven”
    Smashing pumpkins “tonight, tonight”
    (Excellent job w/ violent femmes’ “kiss-off”)
    James- “laid”

    -Could be interesting-
    Red hot chili peppers- “under the bridge”
    Misfits- “green hell”
    Misfits- “saturday night”
    Bloc party- “banquet”
    Tv on the radio- “wolf like me”

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