Random Cover Song: Reel Big Fish – “Story Of My Life” (Social Distortion)

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, we have OC ska veterans Reel Big Fish covering Social Distortion’s hit “Story Of My Life.” The song originally appeared on the 1990 self-titled Social D album and was covered on Reel Big Fish’s 2005 album “We’re Not Happy ’til You’re Not Happy.” Check out the original and the cover here.



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  • Reel Big Fish has a lot of good and bad covers but I love this one. It’s a really cool and different take on the original and somehow the reggae jam works.

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