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.
Today’s cover comes from Down By Law with their rendition of The Proclaimers’ famous song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”. The cover is from Down By Law’s 1994 classic Punkrockacademyfightsong album, while the original appeared on The Proclaimers’ 1988 album Sunshine on Leith. You can listen to the cover and compare it to the original here.