Random Cover Song: Reel Big Fish pays tribute to Brian Setzer with “Stray Cat Strut”

Random Cover Song: Reel Big Fish pays tribute to Brian Setzer with “Stray Cat Strut”

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.

“A ska cover of an 80’s song? How original.” Even the band themselves poke fun at how  many covers they do, but this is a rarity of sorts. Here’s Reel Big Fish paying tribute to swing revival artist Brian Setzer and his band the Stray Cats, with their cover of “Stray Cat Strut.” The song appears on the 2006 compilation “Go Cat Go: A Tribute To The Stray Cats.”

Check it out (along with the original) here.

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