“Born Under a Bad Sign,” was recorded by Albert King in 1967. Almost fifty years later, in 2016, it was recorded by William Bell, who originally wrote the song. In the newer version, the iconic riff was replaced by another, swampier riff, and I really like it.
Are they both covers?
Post two artists covering the same song, weigh in with who did it better.
I'll start. These guys?
...or these guys?
I'm actually a little torn on this one. I think the Dictators' version is a bit more raw, which I usually prefer. But the Ramones is a bit poppier, and I love a good pop song. I think I like the tone of the signature lick better in the Dictators' version, plus it has a playful guitar solo... so I'll go with that version.
What's your vote? And what two songs do you have?