Random Cover Song: The Clash – “Brand New Cadillac” (Vince Taylor)

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 punk legends The Clash, performing their take on Vince Taylor’s “Brand New Cadillac”. The song was originally released as a b-side to Taylor’s 1959 single “Pledgin’ My Love”, while The Clash recorded their version for their 1979 landmark album, London Calling.

Compare both versions for yourself right here.


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