Random Cover Song: NOFX (kinda) gets jazzy with “All of Me”

Random Cover Song: NOFX (kinda) gets jazzy with “All of Me”

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.

While this track doesn’t necessarily qualify as a rarity, it is one of the less-heard-of NOFX songs, and an interesting one, at that. Their punk rock version of the trad jazz standard “All Of Me” (one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century) only made it as a B-side on their 1996 single “The Desperation’s Gone.” It’s also on the 1997 Fat Wreck Chords compilation “Physical Fatness” under the title “Olive Me.”

I actually didn’t realize this was a cover until the jazz instructor pulled it out back in high school (quite a shocking moment for me). Check out the Louie Armstrong’s version as well as the NOFX cover here.

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