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 Monkees' “(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone”
FROM: More Of The Monkees (1967; Rhino, 2006)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Minor Threat
FROM: Minor Threat (Dischord, 1984)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: The Sex Pistols
FROM: The Great Rock ’N’ Roll Swindle (Virgin, 1979)