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 song comes from Jughead’s Revenge and their cover version of “Surfing and Spying”, written by The Go-Go’s. The original version appeared as a B-side to The Go-Go’s 1981 iconic hit “Our Lips Are Sealed”, while Jughead’s Revenge’s version is the hidden track on their 1994 album Elimination.
You can listen to both versions of “Surfin’ and Spyin'” below.