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Just stumbled onto this:

It’s a nice funky cover, but has more in common with bands like The Brand New Heavies or Stevie Wonder than James Brown. If JB had done a version, that familiar lead guitar crunch would probably be handled by a fierce blast of brass.

And she’s WAAAAAAY too smooth. Brown’s vocal stylings were more staccato, more evocative of the activities of his rhythm section. He would probably also modulate his volume a lot more like Yorke’s original- at some point, “I’m a creep” would have been emphasized with one of his trademark howls.

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