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 Japanese ska-punk act Kemuri, and their cover of Rancid’s tune “Time Bomb”. The original version appeared on the classic Rancid album “…And Out Come The Wolves”, while Kemuri’s version appeared off their 2014 covers album “Kemurified”.
You can listen to both versions of “Time Bomb” below.