June 2011

Dinosaur Jr. Cover "Just Like Heaven"

Cover songs are best when you go all-out. Don't just feed the same formula from the original song into your band; own it with a new sound. Dinosaur Jr. did just that when they covered the Cure's classic "Just Like Heaven". It's heavy, grungey, drawly, and screamy in ways the original never was. Oh, and they made an adorable video to go along with it. It features puppets rocking out in a basement and band members playing against a really shoddy bluescreen effect. It might be the most '90s video ever made. It's supposed to end like that.