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 Blue Hearts' “Linda Linda”
FROM: The Blue Hearts (Meldac, 1987)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Andrew W.K.
FROM: The Japan Covers (Universal, 2008)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
ALBUM: Sing In Japanese EP (2011)