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 M.O.D. and their cover of The Beach Boys classic “Surfin’ U.S.A.”. The original version of the song first appeared on The Beach Boys’ 1963 album Surfin’ U.S.A., and M.O.D.’s version is taken from their 1988 EP Surfin’ M.O.D..
You can listen to both versions of the song below.