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.
If Joey Ramone hadn’t died 13 years ago, today would have been his 63rd birthday. To celebrate the occasion, our random cover version comes from the Ramones, who performed a cover version of Motörhead‘s “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”, which is dedicated to the iconic punk rock band. The original is taken from Motörhead’s 1991 album 1916, while the Ramones’ cover version appears on the Japanese edition of their 1995 final album ¡Adios Amigos!. You can listen to both versions of “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” below.