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.
Among the weirdest covers I’ve heard this week is a bluegrass band from Texas called Bad Livers covering “Lust For Life,” a classic tune by Iggy & The Stooges. Complete with Johnny Cash-esque vocals and a twangin’ banjo, it’s definitely a departure from the original surf-rock jam.
Listen to both versions right here.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmkAZs5jmq4[/youtube]