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LISTEN: Jenny Lewis’ “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” vs. Filter’s “Happy Together”

Count on HBO’s “True Blood” for a few things: untold number of ways to seethe “Sookie!” in a swamp-stewed accent, lingering shots of steely abs on every creature under heaven, and spooky remakes of classic tunes that make you want to wear protective armor around your neck (unless, of course, you fancy yourself a fangbanger).

The latest soundtrack installment from the soapy series (Volume 4 is scheduled for release on May 28 on ATO) finds Eric Burdon teaming up with former Rilo Kiley vixen Jenny Lewis on the bluesy Animals‘ hit, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”

Lewis vamps it up on the track while loose cannon Burdon can barely keep the lid on his passion, but does it match the brooding cover of The Turtles‘ ’60s classic, “Happy Together” from Filter for Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby? The retelling reveals an unsettling glimpse into the underbelly of Gatsby’s glitz and glamour.

You be the judge.

VS.

— Janine Schaults

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