Culture Abuse | "Police On My Back"

by Kyle Huewe

San Francisco punks Culture Abuse have released a recorded version of one of their favorite songs: “Police On My Back,” originally a ‘60s rock ballad by The Equals but immortalized by The Clash, who released a cover of the song on their renown Sandinista record. Culture Abuse aims to keep the alive, a passing of the punk torch, so to speak.

Cover art, photo credit: Alice Baxley

Cover art, photo credit: Alice Baxley

Culture Abuse has included the song in live performances for about the last year, and after meeting up and partying with FIDLAR-frontman Zac Carper, they thought it would be fun to record their own cover together.

Culture Abuse is currently on a North American-UK tour, accompanied by fellow punk contemporaries NOTHING and Gouge Away for select dates, in celebration of their sophomore L.P., Bay Dream, which came out this summer. Find a list of tour dates below.


October 9  Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *

October 10  Boston, MA @ Hardcore Stadium *

October 11  Baltimore, MD @ Wind Up Space *

October 12  Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall *

October 13  Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *

October 14  Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Fest

October 17  Southampton, UK @ Joiners *

October 18  Birmingham, UK @ Actress & Bishop *

October 19  Nottingham, UK @ Bodega *

October 20  Leeds, UK @ Key Club *

October 21  Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin *

October 22  Bristol, UK @ Exchange *

October 23  Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts *

October 24  Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter *

October 25  London, UK @ Boston Music Room *

October 26  Haarlem, NL @ Melkweg Anti Fest

October 27  Hasselt, BE @ Groezrock *

* w/ Gouge Away