Random Cover Song: Body Count – “Institutionalized” (Suicidal Tendencies)

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 Body Count, who released a hilarious cover version of the Suicidal Tendencies classic “Institutionalized”, where Ice-T replaced the original lyrics to talk about Xbox, internet passwords, his sandwich and vegans. The original version of “Institutionalized” is taken from Suicidal Tendencies’ iconic 1983 self-titled debut album, while Body Count’s version, titled “Institutionalized 2014”, is taken from their latest album Manslaughter, which came out earlier this week.

You can listen to both versions of “Institutionalized” below.


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