Random Cover Song: Night Birds – “Escape from NY” (John Carpenter / Alan Howarth)

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 Night Birds(!), performing their take on the main theme to the cult classic movie, Escape from New York. The song was originally composed by famed director, John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, etc) and sound designer Alan Howarth, while Night Birds included their version as the opening track on their recently released sophomore album, Born to Die in Suburbia.

Compare both versions for yourself right here.


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