Beatles cover versions: 10 of the best1 The Score – Please Please Me One strain of British music of the mid-60s, the link between mod and psychedelia, has become known as “freakbeat”: a melee of hard, driving rhythm, crashing power chords, guitar feedback and overwrought vocals that approximated the soulful stylings of Eric Burdon or Steve Marriott. The Score’s version of Please Please Me – a centrepiece of the Manchester-based band’s live set – is a powerful deconstruction of 1966 pop that directly references the Rolling Stones’ (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and the Yardbirds’ Shapes of Things. And it’s a knowing cover of the song that had broken the Fab Four in Britain. It was as if the Score were winking at their audience, saying: music sounded like that then – just three years earlier! – but this is what it sounds like now.