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.
We wish Greg Hetson, the former guitarist of Bad Religion and The Circle Jerks, a happy 54th birthday! In honor of his birthday, we have shared two covers from Swedish punks Pridebowl, who released two excellent cover versions of the Bad Religion classics “Do What You Want” and “You”. “Do What You Want” first appeared on Bad Religion’s 1988 iconic album Suffer, and “You” is taken from their 1989 follow-up No Control. Pridebowl’s cover versions of those songs appear on the 1998 Bad Religion tribute album A Tribute to Bad Religion Vol. 2.
You can listen to both versions of “Do What You Want” and “You” below.
Do What You Want
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