The Residents covering the Stones' "Satisfaction". Now that
was a brain-spinner, no doubt about it.
Said someone somewhere...
"1976 -- Satisfaction / Loser=Weed Satisfaction is a cover of the famous song by the Rolling Stones, recorded as a three-minute distillation of the ideas behind The Third Reich 'N' Roll. It features Snakefinger on guitar and originally had backing vocals by The Pointless Sisters, but they were so bad that they were cut out of the final mix.
"In their September, 1998, article "100 Records That Set The World On Fire (While No One Was Listening)":
If there was one record that told you the 60s were over, then this was it. The Clash may have crowed, "no Rolling Stones in 1977", but their rhetoric was just gasbag posturing compared to this, a blowtorch evisceration of Jagger and Richard's song that reduces their original to a piece of marketable rebellion fluff (Wham!'s "Bad Boys" with a better riff). The Residents start from the premise that there are rather more serious things to be unsatisfied about than romance or advertising things like total mental breakdown, a condition they proceed to delineate with unbearably off-key guitars and a vocal that sounds like the most haunted, driven, raging man alive. It's excruciating, purifying and hilarious, and if inflicted on friends it usually receives two of the highest possible accolades: "Take that fucking thing off", and "They weren't being serious, were they?"
I still have that single. If only I could figure out how to burn it to an MP3....