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 NJ’s Saves the Day, and their rendition of “Cheer” by the Descendents. The song originally appeared on the 1986 Descendents album, Enjoy!, while Saves the Day recorded their cover for their 2004 rarities compilation, Ups and Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides.
Check out and compare both versions here.
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