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.
The random song cover we have for you today is the “rap punk” band Kottonmouth Kings covering the D.I. classic “Johnny’s Got a Problem”. The original song appears on D.I.’s 1986 album Horse Bites, Dog Cries, while the Kottonmouth Kings’ version appears on their 2004 album Fire It Up. The cover version even features a guest appearance by D.I.’s lead vocalist Casey Royer. Listen to both the original and the cover here.