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 the legendary Ramones with their take on the 1962 rock ‘n’ roll hit “Let’s Dance”. Originally written by Jim Lee and recorded by Chris Montez, the Ramones sped up the tune to match the speed of their own songs, and included it on their 1976 self titled debut.
Listen to both versions of the song here.
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