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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!

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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'.
Okay, I'm going to barrage you with my own favourites, you can go to the link to the YouTube site that I give you lower down to find your own favourites. Check out the amazing cover by Thelma Plum of Chet Faker 'Gold'. Also, see The Belligerents cover Fatboy Slim 'Praise You' for a true treat! And for a real retro thrill check out Chet Faker's cover of Sonia Dada's 'You Don't Treat Me No Good'. Don't miss seeing Big Scary cover Nirvana 'Come As You Are'. Oh, I could go on and on! But I'm going to leave you to find your own gold on the Like a Version sites so freely and easily accessible to you (links below), while I spend the rest of my evening indulging in my own trip down Favourites Lane! Enjoy!

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) .
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