Following last week’s alternate version of “Alameda,” Kill Rock Stars has released an alternate take of another Either/Or track, “Punch and Judy.”
While the alternate “Alameda” differed enough from the album version to make it an enjoyable listen, its slight contrasts pale in comparison to the transformation of “Punch and Judy.”
The sparse strums and drowsy drum beat of the original have been replaced by a relentless hi-hat rhythm and a driving guitar riff, making it resemble a classic country ballad.
This version may be more uptempo, as Smith has to hurry through the first few lines even after they’ve been truncated, but it’s even more morose than the original thanks to the almost completely different set of lyrics.
Listen to the alternate version below, and check back to see what other unreleased gems Kill Rock Stars shares this month.