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 Bowling For Soup taking on the 80’s classic, “I Ran” by A Flock Of Seagulls.
Check out the cover and compare it to the original here. What the Bowling For Soup version lacks in bad music videos and 80’s hairstyles, it compensates with catchy guitar licks and enthusiasm! The Bowling For Soup version can be found on their 2002 album “Drunk Enough To Dance,” while the A Flock of Seagulls original can be found on their 1982 self-titled album.