This week the song is "Just Like Heaven." Written and recorded by The Cure, the song was the third single for the band's 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. "Just Like Heaven" was the band's first commercial hit in the United States, reaching # 40 on the Billboard charts.
Dinosaur Jr. recorded their version of the song for a compilation album but liked it so much they pulled it from the comp and released it as a single. That single along with two others were compiled together on Fossils by SST Records, which just so happened to be the first Dinosaur Jr. record I ever bought. Interesting fact, The Cure's Robert Smith love's Dinosaur Jr.'s version. From Wikipedia --
Smith said, "J Mascis sent me a cassette, and it was so passionate. It was fantastic. I've never had such a visceral reaction to a cover version before or since", and even said the cover has "influenced how we play it live".I found this to be really interesting. When The Cure performed "Just Like Heaven" on MTV Unplugged, it reminded me a bit of the Dinosaur Jr. and now I know why.
Here are this week's contenders:
To vote --
Cover Wars: "Just Like Heaven"— Dave Brown (@OklahomaLefty) March 20, 2018
Who did it better?