Listen to The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law’ from This World Can’t Tear Me Down Ep 1 and trailer

courtesy of Netflix

The new six-part animated series This World Can’t Tear Me Down by cartoonist Michele Rech, better known as Zerocalcare, is now streaming on Netflix.

Along with its thought-provoking political themes and bizarre situations, the series also features some cool music on each episode’s soundtrack.

Music like The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law‘, which not only showed up on the series’ official trailer (watch below), but was also played on the soundtrack of its first episode — This World Can’t Tear Me Down, Season 1, Episode 1, “Quel che √® di Cesare“.

In that episode, the song was played as the suspects are arriving at the police station for questioning.

When was The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law‘ released?

And, while you may only be familiar with The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law‘, and think that is the only time the track has been released, that isn’t true at all.

In fact, ‘I Fought the Law‘ first came out way back in 1966 from the Bobby Fuller Four, and went on then to become a Top 10 hit.

A second version by Sam Neeley came out in 1975, followed by the now-iconic The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law‘ in 1979.

That song was recorded after lead singer Joe Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones heard the original song on a jukebox while in San Francisco, and loved it.

The band released their cover of the song on their EP The Cost of Living in early 1979, followed by a second release on their debut studio album later on in the year.

Listen to The Clash’s ‘I Fought the Law‘ from This World Can’t Tear Me Down in the video, and on the British rock band’s The Cost of Living EP below.

Or, if you prefer to listen to your music in physical format, you can do that on the band’s The Clash Hits Back album, which is available in different formats via the usual online platforms.

You can watch all six episodes of This World Can’t Tear Me Down, aka Questo mondo non mi render√† cattivo in Italian, now via Netflix.

Watch the trailer for the new animated series below as well.

 

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.