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’ve got Phoenix folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad covering “2 Headed Boy” by alt folk stars Neutral Milk Hotel, released on their 2009 “Under The Influence” split with Cobra Skulls on Suburban Home Records. Check it out here, along with the original.