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 long-defunct California punk legends Jawbreaker and their cover of Bad Religion‘s “Chasing the Wild Goose”. The original version appeared on Bad Religion’s long-out of print 1983 album Into the Unknown, while the Jawbreaker version did not appear on any of their albums, but was performed live occasionally in 1992.
You can listen to both versions of “Chasing the Wild Goose” below.
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