Who Did It Better? - MxPx vs The Cootees

MxPx released the song "I'm OK, You're OK" on their 1998 album Slowly Going The Way Of The Buffalo, but did you know that this is actually a cover song? Yup, MxPx straight up ripped this song off... of themselves. The Cootees was a side project featuring all three members of MxPx. They technically released the song first on their 1995 album Let's Play House!

Both versions are nearly identical in terms of structure and arrangement. The MxPx version has a beefier bass and a higher production value. The Cootees version has more of a raw DIY feel, and features an interesting guitar riff outro. I also think that the background vocals pop out more in The Cootees version.

Do you prefer one version over the other or do you like them both?


MxPx


The Cootees

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