#1980-60: The Inmates, “Dirty Water”

Hmm… sounds like the Rolling Stones. They’re from England, just like the Rolling Stones. They act like the Rolling Stones.  Lead singer dude has one dance move he uses over and over, like Rolling Stones.

But, wait.

They all look like they’re in their late 20’s. Comparison over.

This cover of The Standell’s “Dirty Water” flowed to #51 in January 1980.

Memorable lyric: “Down by the banks of the river Thames- that’s what’s happening, baby. That’s where you’ll find me along with lovers, muggers and thieves. But they’re cool people.”


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