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 one of New York’s finest crossover bands: M.O.D., covering “I Love Livin’ in the City”, originally performed by the legendary L.A. punk band Fear. The original is taken from Fear’s 1982 classic debut album The Record, while M.O.D.’s cover version appears on their 1989 album Gross Misconduct.
Feel free to compare both versions of “I Love Livin’ in the City” below.