Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cat Power, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

This has to be one of the most extreme examples of how a cover can differ from an original track. Here's Cat Power performing "Satisfaction."

Listen or download Cat Power Satisfaction for free on Pleer

Words: (Cat Power's version leaves out the chorus)

When I'm drivin' in my car
And the man comes on the radio
Hes tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Tryin' to mess my imagination

When I'm watchin' my tv
And a man comes on to tell me
How white my shirts can be
But, he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarettes as me

When I'm ridin around the globe
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin' to make some boy
Baby, baby, baby, come back 'cause you see
I'm on a losing streak

When I'm ridin' a round the globe
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin'
And I'm tryin'

I have two videos for you. One shows Cat Power performing this song onstage--but here the style is closer to traditional rock, using the Rolling Stones' hook on the organ. The second video is from French television, and shows Cat Power performing two songs, the second a traditional blues song accompanied by my favorite guitarist, Buddy Guy.

Want to compare with the original Rolling Stones' song? ...

Listen or download Rolling Stones Satisfaction for free on Pleer

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