You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top.

SOURCE MATERIAL: The Police’s “Man In A Suitcase”
ALBUM: Zenyatta Mondatta (A&M, 1980)

 

COVER NO. 1
BAND: AFI
ALBUM: Answer That And Stay Fashionable (Nitro, 1997)

 

COVER NO. 2
BAND: Goldfinger
ALBUM: Darrin’s Coconut Ass: Live In Omaha (Mojo, 1999)