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To me, "Cortez the Killer" is the perfect rock 'n' roll song. It paints a picture, it tells a story, and it's brimming with beautiful, melodic guitar solos. Covering it would be bordering on sacrilege; you shouldn't tamper with pure excellence. But today's 12 O'Clock Track is Screaming Females' take on Young's classic, and their 90s-leaning alternative-rock version is actually really awesome. The rhythm section kicks up a nice groove, but the star of this jam (as with pretty much every Screaming Females tune) is front woman Marissa Paternoster, whose quavery, chantlike singing and explosive guitar here aren't all that different from old man Neil's.