The band Wire have been covered by everyone from fIREHOSE to Fischerspooner, but here's an unusual take on Pink Flag's "Lowdown" from a 1979 live recording by the Czech band Extempore. Actually, the full name seems to be the New Rock and Jokes Band Extempore. The band drew somewhat on Western European art-prog (heavy on the sax), and the album Zabíjacka (translated: "pig slaughtering") this cover was taken from was a sort of rock-opus dealing with a group of pig-faced humans dining on the corpse of a cook who accidentally kills himself preparing an actual pig. Whoa. Not sure how that leads into a Wire cover (it actually seems to be after the main part of the live set) but sources claim they also covered Generation X and Dr. Feelgood too. "Lava a St'ava" (MP3). Much Eastern-European mailorder music greateness can be found, by the way, via Tamizdat.