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This is a cover of a Bob Marley song. The original was recorded in 1965 and can be found on the album Wailing Wailers at Studio One, Vol. 2. Jamaican music was a big influence on Sublime.
"Rudy," who is mentioned in the song, is just a shorter version of "rude boy." This was taken from another Bob Marley song, "Rude Boy," which can be found on the same album.
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The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"