Years ago, a college friend and I had an ongoing argument as to whose version of "You Really Got Me" was superior, Van Halen's or The Kinks' original. Given that he's the consummate '80s metal-head, well, there's no mystery as to the side of the fence on which he stood.
"Don't get me wrong," I told him, "Van Halen is a great cover band..."
THE KINKS - "You Really Got Me"
VAN HALEN - "You Really Got Me"