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 Southern California skate-punk act Simply Kung Fu (Feat. Smarpunk Co-Founder Graham Day) and their rendition of the famous Scorpions tune “Rock You Like A Hurricane” off their 1984 album “Love At First Sting”. Simply Kung Fu’s version was recorded for Fearless Records’ “Punk Goes Metal” compilation but apparently missed the deadline and was never released.
You can listen to both versions of “Fortunate Son” below.
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