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 California punk legends Rancid, peforming an excellent cover version of the Ramones classic “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”. The original is taken from the Ramones’ 1977 classic album Rocket to Russia, while Rancid’s cover version appears on the 2003 tribute album We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones.
Feel free to compare both versions of “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” below.
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