Lola cover by The Raincoats
I am fully aware that there is an original by The Kinks. This was just the first version I listened to. There’s nothing wrong with the Kink’s version at all, and I listen to it almost just as much, but I think this was just as well done. Maybe even better. Also, I respect that The Raincoats added a deeper political meaning to the song.
Originally, this was just about a bar incident. The band manager, Robert Wace, was just really drunk and getting it on with a tranny (wikipedia) There may be some intentional deeper meaning they were trying to convey, but in essence, it really was just that.
This is totally unfair, I know, but The Raincoats are renowned for singing about gender equality, so they convey their message better (whatever that may be).
I also just really love their style.
Both versions are great, so it really depends on your taste in music.