I only think that the Beatles' original version, on the White Album, is better (& more punky) than what I listened to, of this cover. I think of it as a song in which Paul successfully emulated John's style. Another example, from that same album, would be "Why Don't We Do it in the Road?" (even if that song was not involved with anyone's deaths, like the one you'd suggested). Here is just a 30-second clip: Then again, I suppose, acting on this suggestion, could have led to some motor-vehicle related deaths. There is also, on that eclectic album, this gem, from John himself: I am not particularly knowledgeable about Punk, but this Beatle song, I've always liked, has what I would think of as a "punky" feel: Unless ties or sweater vests, are a disqualifier?