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 SoCal pop punkers-turned-rockers blink-182. Way back in 1993, the trio decided to tack some covers at the end of their very first demo tape, “Flyswatter”. One of the covers was none other than “The Longest Line”, originally by punk superstars NOFX.
You can check out both versions here.
blink-182 – “The Longest Line”
NOFX – “The Longest Line”