Random Cover Song: The Urge – “Gene Machine” (Bad Brains)

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.

Tonight’s cover comes from the St. Louis-based alternative rock/ska/reggae band The Urge and their cover version of Bad Brains‘ “Gene Machine”. The original version is taken from the Bad Brains’ seminal 1989 album Quickness, while The Urge’s version appears on their 1998 album Master of Styles.

You can listen to both versions of “Gene Machine” below.


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