11.22.2010

Who did it better? - the Pixies vs. TV on the Radio

In many circles, the Pixies are called the godfathers of indie rock.  I would agree with this wholeheartedly.  They are seminal, epic, understated, atypical and all genius.  Today, we are comparing their version of "Mr. Grieves" with the version that TV on the Radio did.

The TV on the Radio version takes the original and turns it on it's ear by eschewing guitars entirely in favor of an almost barbershop swagger.  It's heard to know who gets the edge in this case, but it's not up to me. Please let me know...

Who did it better?

"Mr. Grieves" by the Pixies


"Mr. Grieves" by TV on the Radio

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