I had a bet with myself the other day. I bet that nobody had ever done a decent cover version of PJ Harvey’s dark, aggressive classic, 50 Ft. Queenie. I lost.
To be honest, it’s not that radical a cover. The big difference is that Harvey’s guitar part is played instead on violin, so it loses a lot of its bottom end. Not sure if that’s necessarily an improvement, as it fails to churn your guts in quite the same way. Seeing as how the original is one of the rare tracks I can listen to over and over again, I can certainly see the appeal of covering it in the first place. And it’s certainly a blast.