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 New York band Nightmares for a Week, who covered “Still Be Around”. The song was originally recorded by alt-country band Uncle Tupleo, whose members have famously gone on to form Wilco. Nightmares for a Week recorded their cover for a split with Banquets that never surfaced, while the original song appears on the 1991 album, Still Be Gone.
You can listen to and compare both versions of the song right here.
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