Jeez, has anyone ever covered the Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" and even come close to the feel of the original? I've yet to hear a really good one. Joan Jett got the song on national TV, bless her heart, but even her version might have been better left undone. Yo la Tengo's version has a nice guitar freakout, but the rest is pretty bland as far as covers go. How hard can it be? It's a simple song. Just turn it up and go at it! And don't let John Lydon get anywhere near you.
He's had sufficient time to learn this one.
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The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner mp3 at Waking Up To
Yo la Tengo - Roadrunner (streaming) at YouTube
Joan Jett - Roadrunner at YouTube Live on Letterman
Past Modern Lovers posts Scroll down the page, a lot of good stuff.