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Published April 18th 2020
Wild remakes and retakes to take you back
If you know, or if you don't, Triple J radio station have been running a little session called Like a Version for a few years now. Musicians currently popular on the youth station, (you'll be surprised how many of them you already know, and you'll be delighted to discover some new talents as well), do their own unique versions of tracks you love from the far distant past or from not-so-long-ago, or even some new stuff to broaden your horizons!
There is genuinely something for every taste on Like a Version. Remakes and retakes of songs you thought you knew, new spins on retro, vintage and contemporary music. In Like a Version you will find artists who hold true to the original and others who delight in challenging themselves to something totally unexpected! I think you might have heard of a talented young artist called Billie Eilish. Well, here you can see a totally original take on a real classic as you see Billie Eilish cover Michael Jackson 'Bad' as only Billie Eilish could! See Art vs Science cover Metallica 'Enter Sandman' for a funky remake of the metal classic. See a beautiful cover of one of my personal favourites, EAST covering The Verve 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.
Sadly due to COVID-19 restrictions, Triple J have put Like a Version new recording sessions on hold. In place of the Friday morning weekly new Like a Version recording, Triple J is now featuring past recordings on Friday mornings (tune in just before 8am). Or enjoy all of your favourites online anytime you want to cheer yourself up! It's well time you checked out the back catalogue on YouTube or on ABC. (And, yes, the name is a play on words, if something about the title reminded you of a young lady named Madonna) .