Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s cover comes from Chicago’s Alkaline Trio covering “Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue” originally by Canadian punks NoMeansNo. The original is taken from NoMeansNo’s 1989 album Wrong, while Alkaline Trio released their cover as an iTunes bonus track of their 2010 album, This Addiction.
You can listen to both versions below.
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