i think the idea was to re-create jesse lacey's ambiance on stage. don't think they were trying to make it their "own," that would almost be blasphemous
Yeah, I wasn't knocking them for emulating the band or anything, just observing that they were doing it pretty well.
As for it being blasphemous for a band to attempt a unique take on a BN song, I hope we're far enough along in the band's career that that will stop being the prevailing attitude soon. I get the feeling that a lot of fans who got in on the ground floor with YFW are probably over the "BN are scene royalty" idea - at least I definitely am.