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’s cover comes from the legendary L.A. punk band ALL, covering “Hot Rod Lincoln” originally by the late Charlie Ryan. The original is taken from a 45 R.P.M. single from 1955, while ALL’s cover version appears on their 1989 classic album Allroy’s Revenge.
You can listen to both versions of “Hot Rod Lincoln” below.