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Old 03-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #4534
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VERY different versions ... the Cars' original sung by the late great Benjamin Orr, accompanied by my teen hero Elliot Easton, and Red House Painters 18 years later ... (RHP version was used in a Banana Republic commercial).

Cars' icy cold mechanical ... Painters' heart-rending drama ...



Car's girl "shatters you in the mirror" and has real strength, you both fear and desire her ... Painters' girl, you cry for her, she seems to need somebody.

My vote is Red House Painters, dramatic beats mechanical any day
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