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.
Tonight, we’ve got Social Distortion, one of my favorite bands of all time, covering the 50’s country classic “Making Believe”, written by Jimmy Work. The song was originally released as a single by Work way back in 1955 (before punk rock even exitsted), while Social Distortion’s cover version of it is taken from their 1992 classic album Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. Both versions of “Making Believe” can be checked out here.