The Smith Street Band made a wordy song choice for triple j’s Like A Version this week. Frontman Wil Wagner chose his friend Courtney’s song to play. ‘History Eraser’ is a wandering song, a rambling narrative, with both precision and description. The cover is less upbeat than the original by Barnett and the slower tempo changed the tone, making the song sound more melancholic and unique. It was a bit early in the morning to get too wild (8am) but the boys gave the song a rollicking rock and roll edge. Wagner took to it with his distinctive Australian brogue and made it his own.