Original Song: Public Enemy "911 Is A Joke" (1990)


This is wrong on so many levels—and not only because bush-league quasi-Dylan rhythm-guitar strumming is not the Bomb Squad and 911 doesn't mean anything in the U.K., where people dial 999 instead.

At least when the Durannies feebly covered Grandmaster Flash's “White Lines” on the same album, the subject matter might've halfway made sense for them. P.E.'s “911” was mostly a novelty goof (Flavor Flav rapped it, not Chuck D) and a sample barrage anyway—two facts these guys seem entirely oblivious to.

The end result sorta sounds like G. Love and Special Sauce crossed with EMF. Bet September 11 gave them second thoughts about playing it live anymore, too.