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.
This week, it’s Good Riddance covering the 80’s classic by Modern English, “I Melt With You.” The cover can be found on the Vagrant Records compilation, “Before You Were Punk: A Punk Rock Tribute To 80’s New Wave.” Check out the cover and compare it to the original here. Comments on New Wave fashion are also welcome.