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 LA punks Neighborhood Brats, performing their version of the song “Break Down the Walls”, written by hardcore legends Youth of Today. The original version of the song appeared on Youth of Today’s 1986 sophomore album, Break Down the Walls, while the Neighborhood Brats cover was released on the band’s Birth Right EP in 2013.
You can listen to and compare both versions of the song below.
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