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 San Pedro’s Minutemen and their cover of the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival tune “Fortunate Son”. The original version appeared on CCR’s 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys, while the Minutemen version was recorded in 1981 for the Joy EP, but was not released until 1987 on the cassette edition of Ballot Result.
You can listen to both versions of “Fortunate Son” below.
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