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Take It Back, Jack: Artists Rediscover Their Roots, Cover Their Musical Icons

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When one rock music icon covers another rock icon’s music, it’s considered a tribute. But what happens when the tribute is better than the original?

It’s a great debate that has gone on for decades. Who did it better? Why’d they butcher our favorite song? Did she really write that?

Check out some of our favorite Jack artists along with their protègès, and vice versa. Hey, you might just learn somethin’!

Cover:[lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] – “Dock of the Bay”

Featured on the album Unplugged and Undrugged as well as No Fuckin’ Messiah. The song was performed live as a part of the encore at Murphy Center show in Murfreesboro, TN in March 26,1994.

Original:[lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Otis Redding[/lastfm] – “Dock of the Bay”

Primus & Pink Floyd

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