New Orléans based punk rockers PEARS have released a video for the song “Camptown Races” for the monthly “Public Domain” video series. Each month a band selects a song that is considered public domain. The series has run for three years now and it took that long for a band to choose the 1850, Stephen Foster classic. You may remember Foster as the man who also wrote the hits: “Oh! Susanna” as well as “Beautiful Dreamer”. Clearly PEARS saw the line between folk-Americana and modern punk rock and they decided to dive over that line. There is also something to be said about a dude wearing a Black Flag t-shirt while belting out this wicked tune.
So head on below to hear “Camptown Races” like you’ve never heard it before.