Track of the Day: 'Satisfaction' by Devo

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader flags a classic, inimitable cover:

When I first heard Devo’s version of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” I couldn't believe it was the same song. Over the years I’ve come to see they’re both expressing frustration. The Stones do it almost languorously, while Devo give the song a frenetic, postmodern twist. Plus Scorcese used Devo’s version in Casino, if I’m not mistaken. Teen-tested, Scorsece-approved!

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