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: Ramones' “Danny Says”
FROM: End Of The Century (Sire, 1980)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Foo Fighters
FROM: Medium Rare (RCA, 2011)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: Tom Waits
FROM: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-, 2006)