The Cover-Song Showcase Showdown: Tackling The Mighty T. Rex

Brian Raftery | October 2, 2006 5:29 am

Welcome to the first installment of The Cover-Song Showcase Showdown, in which we pit two versions of the same beloved song against one another, and let you determine which is superior. Why? Because we’re all about spreading democracy. That, and goosing our page-view count.

Our first honoree: T. Rex’s classic “20th Century Boy,” in which Marc Bolan moves like a cat, charges like a ram, and squirrells like a bee (we think). And our first homage-paying artistes: The Replacements, Placebo, Def Leppard, and Butch Walker (the latter of whom didn’t actually record “Boy,” but came pretty damn close). So, what’ll it be? And, on a side note, how awesome would it have been if the ‘Mats had covered “Children Of The Revolution”?

The Replacements – 20th Century Boy [MP3, link expired]Placebo – 20th Century Boy [MP3, link expired]Def Leppard – 20th Century Boy [MP3, link expired]Butch Walker & The Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites – Hot Girls In Good Moods [MP3, link expired]