Yes, I prefer the Tom Jones and Stereophonics version. Three Dog Night were big in the US in the early 70s but did virtually nothing in Britain. I think at that time the British and American charts diverged, acts which were big in Britain, like Slade, Sweet etc, conversely missed out on any success in the US
This has to be one of the best ever cover versions of any song.
The Arrows recorded the original "I Love Rock 'N Roll" back in 1975, but the single failed to make the charts. Joan Jett saw The Arrows perform the song whilst she was touring the UK shortly after and recorded the song herself in 1979 with two members of the Sex Pistols. However, it was the 1981 version that was re-recorded with her band The Blackhearts, released in 1982, that was so successful, spending 7 weeks at No.1 in the US.
The 'permissive society' doesn't exist. I know, I've looked for it - Rupert Rigsby
Good shout Nightfly. I Love The Stranglers and I think they do a good job on All Day And All Of The Night. It's certainly better than the later Metallica version of the track that featured on Ray Davis' See My Friends - Kinks Cover album. Hue gets closest to Dave's solo on this cover but for me I'd have to say The Kinks is still a cut above.