Tune du Jour: “She Cracked” – The Modern Lovers
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Cloak/Dagger vs. Paris 1942 vs. The Young Adults
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The Original

The Modern Lovers


Interesting Demo



THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Cloak/Dagger vs. Paris 1942 vs. The Young Adults



Paris 1942:

That would be Maureen “Moe” Tucker on drums:

The Young Adults:


Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 


Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Unrelated But Not Without Ample Merit


You Can Read All About it in the Sunday Papers:

Target recently had to apologize after outraged shoppers noticed the retailer had listed the color of a plus-size dress as “manatee gray.” Ugh, the average manatee weighs in at about 1,000 pounds. Doh!


  1. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Love this song. Always have. This is my favorite phase of the Modern Lovers. I have several versions of this song done by Jonathan, including the very cool, interesting demo posted here. I like ’em all. As for the covers, I have to give it to the aggressive, frantic Cloak/Dagger version. Hits the nail on the head. The Paris 1942 version was disappointing, Moe or no Moe. (She slept in my mobile home in Florida for a night, in 1986, I believe. We went to breakfast at Skeeter’s the next morning. I kid you not.) I did like the Young Adults version a lot, though. This song needs to be played fast, though, if you really want to feel the angst.

  2. RDubbs says:

    Had a real difficult time deciding. I kept going back and forth between Cloak/Dagger and Paris 1942. I probably listened to each one about fives times before going with Cloak/Dagger in a photo-finish. I had no problem with The Young Adults’ version. It was a nice take. But Cloak/Dagger and Paris 1942’s version just grabbed me a bit more.

  3. Pete Black says:

    This was a close one between Cloak/Dagger and The Young Adults. In the first 20 seconds I thought Cloak/Dagger just sounded like a punk-by-numbers cover with the vocalist shouting. As the song moved on I think that their love for the song their passion was evident. I appreciated the Young Adults version for being different but still enjoyable and I think the song stands up to its lyrical content in either version.

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