Hey gang, sorry about not posting for a week, things have been pretty fun around here and I got a little distracted. No worries though, I’ve been sitting on a couple good ideas for posts that I’ll probably get done this week. But as for today, we’ve got some killer covers by some middle-era punk bands, and an excellent excuse for me to listen to some albums that haven’t played around here for a while. I haven’t been listening to too much punk recently and that, it turns out, is an absolute shame. Especially when I think back to when I first got Double Nickels on the Dime by The Minutemen (pictured above) and listened to it over and over and over again, just soaking up every ecstatic imperfect note. The two covers below are from that album (as is “Corona” which you might recognize as the theme song from the show Jackass), and the rest of the songs are great too, from X’s tribute to their fellow LA’ers to Minor Threat’s DC garage bashing to Jello Biafra and company’s sneering Elvis impersonation. Good good stuff.
X – Soul Kitchen (The Doors cover) (Buy It) Minor Threat – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (The Monkees cover) (Buy It) Dead Kennedys – Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley – written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman – cover) (Buy It) The Minutemen – Dr. Wu (Steely Dan cover) The Minutemen – Don’t Look Now (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover) (Buy It)
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