- Posted on Jun 25th 2008 5:30PM by Christina Lang
The Song: 'Panic'
The Contestants: The Smiths vs. Spoon
In This Corner -- The Smiths: Hailed by many as one of the most influential indie rock groups to emerge from 1980s England, the Morrissey-fronted Manchester quartet rose from indie-rock unknowns to superstardom in no time. 'Panic' was never released on a studio album but has been included on several Smiths compilations and was named No. 21 on NME's list of 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever.
The Smiths, 'Panic'
In This Corner -- Spoon: The indie rockers, most associated with the Austin scene, have performed their version of the Smiths classic at several shows. They add a little of their twangy sound to the original's very '80s synth-sounding vibe. Though there's really no way to re-create Morrissey's voice, it's not too shabby.