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The Ultimate Punk Rock Cover Song Project
 
Our goal was to create the ultimate list of the best punk rock cover songs.

This list is no longer being updated, but if you have an interest in maintaining this list, let me know.
 
 

The Songs:

Songs are listed alphabetically by name of original performer. (TV and movie themes listed by first letter of show or movie. E.g. a cover of "Happy Days" is under "H".)

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q-R | S | T | U | V | W | X-Y-Z

A


ACDC

Song Name: Sin City
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: 'Cause we all know punk equals sin.
9/24/01 14:44:11


AFI

Song Name: Total Immortal
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: The AFI one is pretty good too, but you know posting that would've been in violation of this list. You want covers? I'll give you covers.
9/24/01 14:33:10


Bryan Adams

Song Name: Summer of 69
Covered by: MxPx

Posted by: JC
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: It's funny because he says 69... or is it???
10/3/01 11:18:46


Aerosmith

Song Name: I Don't Won't To Miss A Thing
Covered by: A New Found Glory

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: not really punk cover but its ok, they just sped it up a bit nothin else
10/6/01 05:23:09


Agent Orange

Song Name: Bloodstains Covered by: Lagwagon

Posted by: Nick
E-mail: screech490@hotmail.com
Comments: Yes, Lagwagon also does it.
11/10/01 14:07:28


Agent Orange

Song Name: Bloodstains
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: A punk on punk song.
9/24/01 14:31:00


Christina Aguilera

Song Name: Genie In A Bottle
Covered by: Thrice

Posted by: Sienna
Comments: A thousand times better than Christina's version..
8/26/01 08:50:32


All

Song Name: Original Me
Covered by: Descendents

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: Yes, it's the Descendents cover of ALL's (ALL: 3/4 Descendents, 1/4 Chad) "Original Me." Does Milo singing it make it a better song than the original on ALL's Breaking Things? In a word, YES.
10/23/01 20:16:28


Alphaville

Song Name: Forever Young
Covered by: "Die Goldenen Zitronen" & others (german)
Comments: 80s-classic by Alphaville is now "Fuer immer Punk" (in english "(I'll Be a) Punk Forever"). Covered with new words by "Die Goldenen Zitronen" and (one verse each) many other german punk-bands e.g. "Die Aerzte", "Die Toten Hosen" and "Slime" (Punk Aid/ Band Punk). Even Marian Gold (singer of "Alphaville") sings "his" part.
11/19/01 05:45:57


Alphaville

Song Name: Forever Young Covered by: McDolly

Posted by: Andreas
E-mail: ahaeber@nervevrak.com
Comments: Very cool cover by a Norwegian punk band outside Bergen. See www.mcdolly.net for more information about them, and go here to get their music.
12/1/01 07:03:46


America's Funniest Home Videos (theme)

Song Name: theme song
Covered by: Humble Beginnings

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 20:48:52


The Angels

Song Name: my boyfriend's back
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: gets stuck in your head very funny sounding
8/25/01 19:42:48


Paul Anka

Song Name: Having my Baby
Covered by: Circle Jerks

Posted by: mamacaliente
E-mail: cvanoff@aol.com

Comments: This song is actually part of a medley titled "Golden Shower of Hits" from the album with the same title. Other songs in the medley include Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", The Association's "Along Comes Mary", The Carpenters' "Close To You", Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" (can't believe I remember THAT band!), and, last but not least, Captain & Tenille's "Love Will Keep Us Together". Every time I hear it, I'm inspired to send another one of those cheesy FTD bouquets!
10/12/01 21:41:52


Aqua

Song Name: Barbie Girl
Covered by: Home Grown

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Bet Mattel would sue these guys too.
9/24/01 14:23:23


B


Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Song Name: Takin' Care of Business
Covered by: DOA

Posted by: Eric
E-mail: eric@m80digital.com
Website: www.goeres.com

Comments: DOA did an awesome cover of Takin' Care of Business. Highly recommended. They opened a show with it in my hometown in 1987.
8/29/01 13:14:20


Backstreet Boys

Song Name: I Want It That Way
Covered by: Limbeck

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: It turned that poppy mishappen song into something worth listening to.
9/23/01 16:36:47


Bad Religion

Song Name: Anesthesia
Covered by: Shai Hulud

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: one of my favorite BR songs performed by one of my favorite metalcore bands
11/1/01 21:07:21


The Bangles

Song Name: Walk Like An Egyptian
Covered by: against all authority & 88 fingers louie

Posted by: cposs

Comments: the "secret song" off of hopeless records' second comp, _hoplessly devoted to you II_, funny shit, and rawks to hell
10/15/01 15:05:00


The Bangles

Song Name: Walk Like An Egyptian
Covered by: Die Aerzte (german)
Comments: "Gehn wie ein Aegypter" by the german Punkband "Die Aerzte". They changed the words but kept the music.
11/19/01 05:11:46


The Bangles

Song Name: Walk Like An Egyptian
Covered by: The Nobodies

Posted by: Moronacracy

Comments: Also, the Queers' version is from Hopeless Records' 'Hopelessly devoted to you too' compilation.
1/2/03 18:22:26


The Bangles

Song Name: Walk Like An Egyptian
Covered by: the queers

Posted by: pat
E-mail: ebhctype_r@shaw.ca

11/5/01 17:11:40


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Be True To Your School
Covered by: yourmomdotcom

Posted by: Levi
E-mail: levi_thompson@hotmail.com

Comments: Yourmomdotcom is my band, and we covered this song. We did it at a school variety show. How funny is it when 3 anti-football guys sing BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL the week of homecoming? VERY FUNNY! VERY PUNK ROCK!
9/29/01 21:20:16


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Don't Back Down
Covered by: Queers

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: The Queers are experts of the turning-Beach-Boys-into-punk -genre, and Don't Back Down is propably the finest example. One of the cutest punk songs around (that may not sound like a compliment, but it is.) From the Queers album "Don't Back Down"
11/27/01 04:17:18


The Beach Boys

Song Name: I Get Around
Covered by: Pennywise

Posted by: Judd Cherry
E-mail: jcherry76@home.com
Comments: Pennywise rocks most of the songs they cover. This is no exception.
10/24/01 01:33:18


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Little Honda
Covered by: Queers

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Another cute cover by the Queers. Guaranteeded to make you smile. Too much repetition in end of the song, otherwise great.
11/27/01 04:18:49


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Salt Lake City
Covered by: Queers

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Queers take on the Beach Boys again. This great piece of covering can be found on the EP "Today".
11/27/01 04:19:59


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Surfing USA
Covered by: Pennywise

Posted by: James Curtis
E-mail: surfdude_curtis@hotmail.com

Comments: Another great Pennywise cover. Need I say more?
10/5/01 16:25:49


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Sloop John B.
Covered by: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Another rendition of the classic Beach Boys tune. The Catch 22 version is as good as this one. Can be found on the MFATGG album "Blow in the Wind".
11/27/01 04:14:29


The Beach Boys

Song Name: Wreck of the Sloop John B.
Covered by: Catch 22

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 20:51:45


Stiff Little Fingers

Song Name: Suspect Device
Covered by: Screeching Weasel

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: Weasels cover of a classic punk song. This rocks pretty as much as the original version. A tribute song, Weasels own a lot to Stiff Little Fingers. Can be found on the CD "Thank You Very Little".
11/27/01 04:10:37


The Beatles

Song Name: Eleanor Rigby
Covered by: Godhead

Posted by: Jeff Miller
E-mail: www.secondself@mail.com
Comments: Sweet tune.
10/25/01 07:41:06


The Beatles

Song Name: I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Covered by: I Against I

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com
Website: www.krymini.cjb.net

Comments: another mad punk cover
10/6/01 06:59:35


The Beatles

Song Name: I've Just Seen A Face
Covered by: Mushface

Posted by: acidbrat
E-mail: soapbubblebox@yahoo.com Website: www.soapbubblebox.isgreat.net

Comments: Excellent cover by a now-defunct band...
11/21/01 05:26:44


The Beatles

Song Name: I've Just Seen A Face
Covered by: Thrice

Posted by: Jeff Miller
E-mail: www.secondself@mail.com
Comments: Dude it's fuckin cool. the recording isn't the best because it was their first CD but man it's still cool as shit
10/25/01 07:29:39


The Beatles

Song Name: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Covered by: LWL

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: i think that no one ever should cover The Beatles, you just don't mess with it...but bah
11/1/01 20:39:22


The Beatles

Song Name: Ob-la-di ob-la-da
Covered by: Save Ferris

Posted by: Emily
E-mail: emmu@usa.net

Comments: Found this one day looking around. It's strange, but interesting and kinda scary at the same time.
11/28/01 18:16:24


Irving Berlin

Song Name: White Christmas
Covered by: The Impossibles

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 20:58:59


Big Bopper

Song Name: chantilly face
Covered by: rocket from the crypt

Posted by: peanutbutter & jelly
E-mail: krustykrustofsky@ihateclowns.com

Comments: something by james brown will always turn a frown upsidedown [The original, "Chantilly Lace", was actually by the Big Bopper - Ed.]
9/22/01 03:09:07


Blondie

Song Name: Heart of Glass
Covered by: Lunachicks

Posted by: Who Cares
Comments: Clit Rock!!!!
8/27/01 13:30:09


Blondie

Song Name: One way or another
Covered by: Face to Face

Posted by: Ville Kaartamo
E-mail: geek_g@yahoo.com

Comments: The first song I ever heard played by Face to Face
8/29/01 06:21:48


The Associaton

Song Name: Along comes mary
Covered by: bloodhound gang

Posted by: Seth

Comments: just far closer to punk than the original
11/23/01 18:45:32


Eric Bogle

Song Name: My Youngest Son
Covered by: Slime (german)
Comments: "Slime" from Hamburg/Germany covering Eric Bogle's "My Youngest Son"
11/19/01 05:27:21


Bon Jovi

Song Name: Living on a prayer
Covered by: Philmore

Posted by: Jordan
E-mail: joemack@mailcity.com
Website: www.mp3.com/j-macandc-rox

Comments: Great band. Great version of the song. Even if you dont like Bon Jovi you'll like this.
9/10/01 20:16:52


Boomtown Rats

Song Name: i don't like mondays
Covered by: groovie ghoolies

Posted by: peanutbutter & jelly
E-mail: krustykrustofsky@ihateclowns.com

Comments: damn good song - it's on the groovie ghoolies/chixdiggit split lp. this is currently my favorite cover by a punk band
9/22/01 02:44:52


BSB

Song Name: I want it that way
Covered by: A New Found Glory

Posted by: Zac Woodard
E-mail: zacacino2000@hotmail.com

Comments: this is one of the coolest covers ive heard. I thought BSB music sucked but NFG did a great job on this!
9/9/01 05:53:27


The Buggles

Song Name: Video Killed the Radio Star
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Another good cover brought to you by The Offspring.
9/25/01 09:41:16


The Buggles

Song Name: Video Killed the Radio Star
Covered by: Presidents Of The United States Of America

Posted by: paulette
E-mail: Element4life726@aol.com

Comments: I've heard versions of this song from other bands & none compare to the Presidents version. I know They aren't exactly "PUNK" but hey, it's a good song!
10/12/01 16:35:09


Kate Bush

Song Name: Wuthering Heights
Covered by: China Drum

Posted by: Who Cares?
Comments: Three lads from Newscastle pulling a train on dear old Kate.

Absolutely fucking brilliant.
8/25/01 10:39:19


Buzzcocks

Song Name: Nostalgia
Covered by: Penetration

Posted by: Brad
Comments: Check 'em both out. Both are very good.
8/25/01 15:43:23


C


The Cars

Song Name: Just What I Needed
Covered by: Jughead's Revenge

Posted by: Brad Roger
E-mail: bradroger@Hotmail.com

11/4/01 15:52:21


Johnny Cash

Song Name: ring of fire
Covered by: social distortion

Posted by: syko pryncs
E-mail: sykoprncs54@yahoo.com

Comments: covers are the best, and this one is one of the best
10/22/01 02:48:13


Johnny Cash

Song Name: ring of fire
Covered by: wall of voodoo

Posted by: daryl

Comments: okay, it's not, strictly speaking, punk. electronic with feedback guitar.
10/29/01 03:47:49


David Cassidy

Song Name: I Think I Love You
Covered by: Less Than Jake

Posted by: Alex Fields
E-mail: Alx1183@hotmail.com
Comments: My favorite cover ever, I just think it was done very well. It also helps that Less Than Jake is the best band EVER!
9/11/01 10:21:14


Shawn Cassidy

Song Name: c'mon lets rock & roll
Covered by: the Dwarves

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: Punk Rock!
10/22/01 16:03:55


Peter Cetera

Song Name: Glory Of Love
Covered by: New Found Glory

Posted by: Lance
E-mail: Lmohesky@home.com
10/2/01 16:32:08


Cheap Trick

Song Name: I Want You To Want Me
Covered by: NOFX

Posted by: Cass
E-mail: cass@that'sme.com
Comments: It's the coolest punk cover I've ever heard... especially when they start singing about some girl named Megan.
11/21/01 21:04:28


Cheap Trick

Song Name: i want you to want me
Covered by: propaghandi

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: huh hub...really groovie.
10/9/01 14:12:05


Cheers (TV show)

Song Name: Cheers theme
Covered by: BigWig

Posted by: Andrew B.
E-mail: swordbeach2@yahoo.com
Comments: Heck yeah! BigWig is already the greatest punk rock band in the world! This tune just makes them even better!
11/29/01 12:32:00


Cheers (TV show)

Song Name: cheers theme
Covered by: lagwagon

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: very nice
8/25/01 19:46:40


Cheech and Chong

Song Name: Earache My Eye
Covered by: Rollins Band

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: Not sure if the Rollins Band is true punk but Black Flag sure as hell was. Anyway, the Rollins band did a live cover of Earache My Eye, very funny stuff. It's on a very hard to find 5 song cd.
11/13/01 11:59:40


Jimmy Cliff

Song Name: Harder they come
Covered by: Poison idea

Posted by: Frunk
E-mail: fredrik@villvaragud.com
Website: www.move.to/disgraceland
Comments: It was a tricky queston because many punkbands have covered catchy but cheesy lovesongs and made them better but many of them turn out a bit too silly.
Some garage-rock/punk bands have livened up a bit obscure but good songs from the 60's.
Well,i chose this because the original is also good and despite its originally a ska/reggae tune its still got a lot of the same attitude that can be found in good punkrock.
Otherwise the "punkrock jukebox" volumes are good cover-cds but unfortunately just covers of punk-songs. Has any punkband covered "gimmie shelter" by the way ?
8/25/01 16:48:21


Cockney Rejects

Song Name: war on the terraces
Covered by: ryker's

Posted by: A-political
E-mail: palmtree_15@hotmail.com

Comments: more Oi! from the streets of London and also its god damn good and god damn real
9/26/01 15:20:01


LL Cool J

Song Name: mamma said knock you out
Covered by: lagwagon

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com

8/25/01 19:51:27


Crowded House

Song Name: Don't Dream It's Over
Covered by: Nowhere Fast

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: definitely one of THE greatest covers ever...Nowhere Fast was a local NJ band that broke up long ago...2 of the members went on to form Midtown
11/1/01 20:45:40


Crypt Killer 5

Song Name: Monster Mash
Covered by: Misfits

Posted by: Alex
E-mail: ultra_magnus_123@yahoo.com

Comments: An already quality song, made even better by the Misfits. Rah!
8/28/01 13:01:18


D


D.O.A.

Song Name: The Enemy
Covered by: Hanson Brothers

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: The Hanson Brothers (no, not the Oklahomans, they're Canadian. And they really like hockey. And their sound is a Ramone-stlye sound) take D.O.A.'s "The Enemy" and give it a hockey twist on it. Nevertheless, it still sounds like "The Enemy," playing the song almost as D.O.A. would have played it. It's from the hard-to-find comp "Johnny Hanson Presents Puck Rock Vol. 2."
10/23/01 20:04:45


The Damned

Song Name: New Rose
Covered by: Guns 'n' Roses

Posted by: Brad
Comments: Very good version, but the original is still the best.
9/12/01 15:30:07


The Damned

Song Name: Smash It Up
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: I fail to see how this song was an appropriate addition to the Batman Forever soundtrack. Sure, it says 'Smash it up' quite a bit, but besides that, was does it have to do with the movie?
9/24/01 14:39:54


Dead Milkmen

Song Name: Punk Rock Girl
Covered by: Diesel Boy

Posted by: thatsdumb
E-mail: mwt210@home.com
Website: bp7.cjb.net
Comments: the original was good but the diesel boy is better
8/31/01 16:06:54


Desmond Dekker

Song Name: Israelites
Covered by: Millencolin

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Millencolin skanks up this old classic. A cool song, guaranteeded to make you happy while listening. An old b-side, can also be found from the album "Melancholy Collection."
11/27/01 04:33:16


Del Shannon

Song Name: hats off to larry
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: peanutbutter & jelly
E-mail: krustykrustofsky@ihateclowns.com

Comments: i like me first & the gimme gimmes but i think that other bands have better covers than they put out. i probably wouldn't put a me first song on my personal top 5 covers list but if they are going to be all over this list, then i felt that their best song by far should be mentioned: hats off to larry - check it out; it is the b-side to the shannon 7"
9/22/01 02:50:10


John Denver

Song Name: Country Roads
Covered by: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

Posted by: TJ

Comments: Probably the best cover ever
9/1/01 23:44:22


Depeche Mode

Song Name: Enjoy the Silence
Covered by: No Use For A Name

Posted by: Niki
E-mail: nikiabis@libero.it
Website: digilander.iol.it/niki6a/

10/9/01 07:09:08


Dexy's Midnight Runners

Song Name: Come On Eileen
Covered by: Save Ferris

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: I first heard this song at the '99 Warped tour. It turned me into a Save Ferris fan.
9/23/01 17:56:54


Celine Dion

Song Name: My Heart Will Go On
Covered by: The Vandals

Posted by: Dan
E-mail: laissesfaire@hotmail.com

Comments: More fun than I can handle... REALLY!
8/30/01 11:13:18


Divinyls

Song Name: I Touch Myself
Covered by: Eve 6

Posted by: Doug
Website: www.geocities.com/snider55

Comments: I have over a 100 punk covers and bands like LTJ, MFATGG, NFG, AFI, MXPX have many awsome covers but this song is at the top of the pile because how well its preformed. Plus no one else has mentioned it.
10/29/01 09:20:47


Donovan

Song Name: Hurdy Gurdy Man
Covered by: Butthole Surfers

Posted by: Rob Noxious
E-mail: dedboy602@punkass.com

Comments: What's to say, it's a punk rock band covering a song. "Butthole Surfers" should be plenty of information.
10/20/01 02:47:00


The Doors

Song Name: soul kitchen
Covered by: X

Posted by: nyquil
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: This lame, slow, drunken dirt bar tune by the doors is fed three doses of steroids and a hit of acid and makes your head bounce. X's version is like Japanese technology-not created, but perfected. [Hey, the original ain't that bad either! - Ed.]
10/1/01 16:53:41


Duran Duran

Song Name: girls on film
Covered by: wesley willis fiasco

Posted by: peanutbutter & jelly
E-mail: krustykrustofsky@ihateclowns.com

Comments: rock over london, rock on chicago, timex: it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
9/22/01 02:53:26


Duran Duran

Song Name: Ordinary World
Covered by: Fenix Tx

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Absolutely recommended. Lots of artists have covered this song, but Fenix Tx added life to it.
9/23/01 16:59:19


Duran Duran

Song Name: Rio
Covered by: Goldfinger

Posted by: punkgod94

11/3/01 14:57:26


E


The Ejected

Song Name: i'm gonna get a gun
Covered by: tech-9

Posted by: A-political
E-mail: palmtree_15@hotmail.com

Comments: its Oi! how can you not love English Oi! its an old but an amazing song if you're in the mood to shoot someone
9/26/01 15:13:24


F


Flux Of Pink Indians

Song Name: Tube Disasters
Covered by: The Invisible Enemy

Posted by: Graham Burnett
E-mail: grahamburnett@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.landandliberty.co.uk

Comments: other way round actually- this was a classic punk song covered by a local 'straight' rock band (who mainly did sort of Stones, Eddie Cochran, that sort of thing, also some Hawkwind!)- unrecorded as far as I'm aware, but used to go down well at their gigs!!
10/22/01 12:27:54


Lita Ford

Song Name: Kiss Me Deadly
Covered by: Nerf Herder

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: "Kiss Me Deadly" performed by an OK pop-punk band. Not as bad as one might think, however. [Hey, Nerf Herder is great! - Ed.]
10/23/01 19:56:53


Lita Ford

Song Name: Kiss Me Deadly

Covered by: Reel Big Fish

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: i saw them do this live and it was great, i found an MP3, but i don't know what it's from...it definitely blows the original and the Nerf Herder version right out of the water
11/8/01 19:30:03


4 Skins

Song Name: sorry
Covered by: tech-9

Posted by: A-political
E-mail: palmtree_15@hotmail.com

Comments: a god damn good song and i dont give a damn cuz im proud of who i am
9/26/01 15:07:56


G


Serge Gainsbourg

Song Name: Poupée de cire, poupée de son
Covered by: Wizo
Comments: "Wizo" from Germany with a Serge-Gainsbourg-cover
11/19/01 05:33:47


Gloria Gaynor

Song Name: I Will Survive
Covered by: Cake

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: pretty sweet cover
10/6/01 05:33:10


Gloria Gaynor

Song Name: I Will Survive
Covered by: Snuff

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Good cover. Noisy, loud and angry in a true Snuff-style.
11/27/01 04:36:02


Gilligan's Island (TV Show)

Song Name: Gilligan's Island Theme
Covered by: NOFX

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: another mad song by NOFX, lyrics r slightly different to the orginal but they're even better
10/6/01 05:36:09


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billy haley & his comets

Song Name: rock around the clock
Covered by: the sex pistols

Posted by: liam craven
E-mail: liamtheruiner@softhome.net

Comments: it's the sex pistols at their most beautiful. squeaks, squeals, growls, it's lovely, really.
11/26/01 08:23:11


Happy Days (TV show)

Song Name: happy days
Covered by: less then jake

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: i loved the show and the song
8/25/01 19:48:45


Hawkwind

Song Name: Death Trap
Covered by: Slotnick

Posted by: Dragon Dead
E-mail: christmu@eunet.no
Website: home.eunet.no/~christmu/pulp/
Comments: This Hawkwind classic, off their "PXR5" album (1978), was yet another one of militant frontman Robert Calvert's odes to the fighter and test pilots of the RAF. An energetic and fast punk song, it was covered by US punk band Slotnick on the "Assassins of Silence/Hundred Watt Violence" tribute album (1995). The chorus "Krankshaft, crank it up, monkey on elastic, going up again" is snarled to the breakneck speed of this song, and is possibly even better than the original.
8/26/01 17:30:13


Jimi Hendrix

Song Name: Manic Depression
Covered by: NoMeansNo

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: OK, NoMeansNo isn't really an out-and-out punk band. I'd call them prog-core, if I had to, but whatever. Their version of "Manic Depression" was done back in 1985 on the You Kill Me EP; their cover is better than competant-it's quite good. At least, I think so.
10/23/01 20:02:14


Buddy Holly

Song Name: Oh Boy
Covered by: MxPx

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Well, it's just one of the good covers on MxPx's 'On the Cover'.
9/24/01 14:25:49


Jimi Hendrix

Song Name: Hey Joe
Covered by: the Offspring

Posted by: Adam Jackson
E-mail: ads_216@hotmail.com

Comments: It's pretty good  the original is best
10/5/01 13:45:02


Home & Away (TV show)

Song Name: Home & Away
Covered by: Frenzal Rhomb

Posted by: Heinrich

Comments: Best version ever of the theme from this popular but lame TV show. From EP 'Dick Sandwich' (1994).
8/30/01 10:10:53


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Billy Idol

Song Name: Dancing With Myself
Covered by: blink-182

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Sounds like the lyrics were written for Tom of blink himself. I especially like the ending, funny stuff.
9/23/01 17:21:31


Iggy

Song Name: 1970 (I Feel Alright)
Covered by: GBH

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: Man i miss GBH.... Good version of Iggy's 1970- GBH called it "I Feel Alright" a took it up a few nothes, but not a really great song to begin with though
11/27/01 14:06:59


Iggy & The Stooges

Song Name: I Wanna Be Your Dog
Covered by: Anti-Pasti

Posted by: Brad

Comments: I've not heard Iggy's original version, so have nothing to compare this one with. It's still a good song, though.
9/11/01 14:02:22


Iggy & The Stooges

Song Name: I Wanna Be Your Dog
Covered by: The Idols (Syd Vicious)

Posted by: Tex Catheter
E-mail: texcatheter@punkass.com
Comments: Hmmm, seems to me that the ultimate punk rock cover project should at least be mostly punk rock. The majority of the stuff listed is no more punk rock than Candy Flip's cover of the Beatles "Strawberry Fields." There's no Pagans here, no Stranglers, not even any Dead Boys. They all did some killer cover tunes. And the Lazy Cowgirls' cover of Green Acres is pretty fuckin' raw too.

Editor's Note: Let me guess, you're one of the people who thinks the Sex Pistols started punk. :) Hell, no. It was the Ramones, baby. (JR)
11/14/01 20:36:49


Iggy & The Stooges

Song Name: I Wanna Be Your Dog
Covered by: Sonic Youth

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: The kings of noise rock did a great cover of this great Iggy/Stooges tune on their first album.
11/13/01 11:32:36


Iggy & The Stooges

Song Name: Search & Destroy
Covered by: The Dictators

Posted by: Dragon Dead
E-mail: christmu@eunet.no
Website: home.eunet.no/~christmu/pulp/
Comments: This Iggy & The Stooges song is probably their best known, if not the best, of all their songs, next to others like the title track off "Raw Power", the classic and thouroughly furiously paced live rock'n'roll masterpiece LP from 1973, next to other Stooges classics like "I Wanna Be Your Dog" off their first album, or "1969" and "TV Eye" off "Fun House". Covered by NYC punk band The Dictators on their 1976 "Blood Brothers" LP, a band, which next to The Ramones, Suicide and probably even Blue Oyster Cult, were essential bands of early NY punk. The Dictators version of the song is even faster than the frantic and juggernaut-sweating Stooges original, though its probably almost a biblical sin to claim its any better! The Dictators were an excellent band, btw, and put out a string of great albums in the late 70's.
8/28/01 05:41:22


Iron Cross

Song Name: Crucified
Covered by: The Business

Posted by: A-political
E-mail: palmtree_15@hotmail.com

Comments: basically it's about how religion brainwashes you and don't listen to them "just close your eyes and look the other way"
9/26/01 15:29:53


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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Song Name: I Love Rock & Roll
Covered by: Ghoti Hook

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: another great cover by Ghoti Hook. i wonder why they havent been listed before on this site. they rock!
10/5/01 08:27:33


Elton John

Song Name: Rocket Man
Covered by: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Posted by: Jeanette Vanderbosch
Comments: The ultimate test of a great cover song is this: if you'd never heard the original, would you think it was a good, original song? This one is amazing...it makes Rocket Man really sound like it was intended for punk.
8/23/01 22:13:33


Daniel Johnston

Song Name: Rocketship
Covered by: Dead Milkmen

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: On the DM album Bucky Felini, they do a spot on cover of the very odd Rocketship by very eccentric indie rocker Daniel Johnston.
11/13/01 11:53:25


Tom Jones

Song Name: It's Not Unusual
Covered by: Five Iron Frenzy

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 20:51:45


Juvenile

Song Name: Back That Azz Up
Covered by: My Gay Uncle

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: http://anfsr.opgaming.com

Comments: My Gay Uncle: Bringing YOU punk covers of really poor rap songs! But MGU rules, so they make this travesty of a song into something good and listenable! Yay!
11/1/01 11:09:48


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Katrina & The Waves

Song Name: Walking On Sunshine
Covered by: Ghoti Hook

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: yea, thats it! listen to it, its one of the best covers ive ever heard!
10/5/01 08:26:11


Ben E. King

Song Name: stand by me
Covered by: pennywise

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: this is one of my all time favorite songs ever its totally fucking awesome
8/25/01 19:39:59


Kiss

Song Name: I Stole Your Love
Covered by: Good Riddance

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: I've never heard the original version. The Good Riddance-version rocks, but it could be better...
11/27/01 04:05:24


Kiss

Song Name: I wanna rock and roll all night (& party every day)
Covered by: Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted by: Ed
E-mail: edintransit@hotmail.com

Comments: My wife let me know about this one...not really punk, and neither is the remake, but I think the remake is 100 times better than the KISS original!
11/6/01 01:14:32


Kiss

Song Name: Shout it Out Loud
Covered by: Zeke

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: The Kiss version is a classic, but the Zeke version really gets the adrenaline pumping. Great rock'n'roll song gets adjusted to a agressive punk rock song.
11/27/01 04:03:46


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The La's

Song Name: there she goes
Covered by: NOFX

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: its a really cool song gives you that nostalgic feeling
8/25/01 19:38:42


Cyndi Lauper

Song Name: time after time
Covered by: gamface

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: its fuckin awesome
8/25/01 19:36:04


Led Zeppelin

Song Name: Southbound Swarez
Covered by: Dead Milkmen

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: The DM tear up this Zep tune and make it sound much better. Available on a promo only disc.
11/13/01 12:03:09


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Madison Avenue

Song Name: Don't Call Me Baby
Covered by: Frankenbok

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: this song is mad
10/5/01 05:11:57


Madonna

Song Name: Like A Prayer
Covered by: H2O

Posted by: Cherry
E-mail: CaliCherries@hotmail.com

Comments: Heard it on the radio late one night & was desperate to know who covered it. The next week heard H20 start to play it at the New Found Glory show then (...gasp...) i loved it even more. Eat that Madonna.
11/26/01 21:26:46


Barry Manilow

Song Name: Mandy
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: beautiful love song sing it to your girl
8/25/01 19:41:21


Bob Marley

Song Name: No Woman, No Cry
Covered by: The Odorants

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: Bob Marley gets a cool makeover by The Odorants. This song kicks ass very much.
11/27/01 03:56:33


Bob Marley

Song Name: no woman no cry
Covered by: rancid

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: i love the original version and the cover is also excellent
8/25/01 19:48:45


Bob Marley

Song Name: One Love

Covered by: Catch 22

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: in my opinion this is a terrible cover, Catch 22 used to be one of my favorite bands, but we won't get into that now...it's still a cover nonetheless
11/8/01 19:30:03


Don McLean

Song Name: American Pie
Covered by: Catch 22

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Better than the cover Madonna did.
9/24/01 14:21:03


Ralph McTell

Song Name: Streets Of London
Covered by: Anti-Nowhere League

Posted by: Brad

Comments: Most people know the original; It's rather a wimpy-sounding songs. ANL's version has balls! A must hear.
9/2/01 14:25:22


Men at Work

Song Name: Land down under
Covered by: Pennywise

Posted by: Dan
E-mail: turbowop2@hotmail.com
Website: www.bmxboard.com
Comments: nm to say good cover though

More comments: Everyones heard the original....Pennywise only makes it audible. Definately one of the top 10 punk covers. (TJ)
9/1/01 00:45:21


George Michael

Song Name: Faith
Covered by: Limp Bizkit

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: great cover from limp bizkit's first album, "three $ bill y'all"
10/5/01 08:12:31


Minor Threat

Song Name: Straight Edge
Covered by: NOFX

Posted by: Jason Roth
E-mail: jason@savethehumans.com
Comments: No, dammit, I didn't name this one just to sound cool. (Ok, just a little.) This NOFX version is catchy (and funny) even if you haven't heard the original. But the contrast with the Minor Threat version is just awesome. It's basically a jazzy version of the Minor Threat classic with Louis Armstrong-like vocals instead of the original screaming.

The fact that the anti-capitalist NOFX would absolutely hate this website could make me care less. They're still a great band.
8/21/01 23:41:00


Misfits

Song Name: Forbidden Zone
Covered by: 12 oz. Pound

Posted by: George Rutherford
E-mail: greelybass@yahoo.com

Comments: It is a pretty true to form take of the Misfits version. When these guys play near Halloween they always dress up like the 'fits and do an all Misfits show, usually closing with Forbidden Zone, which apparently is the only one they've bothered to put into their normal gig rotation.
10/19/01 16:49:34


The Misfits

Song Name: Ghouls Night Out
Covered by: Goldfinger

Posted by: punkgod94

11/3/01 14:59:45


Misfits

Song Name: Last Caress
Covered by: NOFX

Posted by: Jeff
E-mail: Element4life726@aol.com

Comments: an awesome cover - rock on
10/11/01 23:13:37


Misfits

Song Name: last caress/green hell
Covered by: metallica

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: oh man these guys do a rip ass/kick ass version of the misfits tunes. i would even venture as far as to say that metalica's version of last caress is better than the original....BLASPHEMY! I know, but its that good...

[That is blasphemy! No one can outdo Danzig's vocals in Last Caress. Now, be gone evil spirits! - Ed.]
10/9/01 14:15:11


Misfits

Song Name: 20 Eyes
Covered by: Shades Apart

Posted by: Rachel Evans
E-mail: rachel_evans@deutschinc.com
Comments: Ok - i can't list all of the songs that are on the Misfits Tribute album, so i've picked my favorite cover song. (Goldfingers cover comes in a close second). Its funny because i don't really like the original Misfits song, so for Shades Apart to take a so so Misfits song and make it much better to listen to, makes them worthy of mention. I would highly recommend anyone who is a Misfits (and i mean the real Misfits, not the pathetic excuse for a band they are now) fan to buy this album. Its full of covers by NOFX, Goldfinger, Pennywise, Bouncing Souls, AFI etc...
8/23/01 11:01:53


Moody Blues

Song Name: nights in white satin
Covered by: the dickies

Posted by: daryl

Comments: kicks the pretensions out of the original. great solo.
10/29/01 03:44:43


Motorhead

Song Name: Ace Of Spades
Covered by: Battalion of Spades/John Cougar Concentration Camp

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: Lemme belts this one out of his lower intestant- the 'saints SCREAM this thing like it hurts. If you've never heard this version you are really missing out. JCCC does it really ggod too. More like a gutteral....angry....violent assault. Cant decide which (cover)I like better...
11/27/01 14:03:16


Mott The Hoople

Song Name: Rock N Roll Queen
Covered by: Dead Milkmen

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: On a rare Enigma catalog sampler cd, the DM do a great cover of this 70s hit.
11/13/01 12:01:31


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Johnny Nash

Song Name: I Can See Clearly Now
Covered by: Screeching Weasel

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: Screeching Weasel did a great job when they covered this song. the original is great, and this one is faster and heavier. check it out!
10/5/01 08:30:53


Nena

Song Name: 99 Red Balloons
Covered by: Goldfinger

Posted by: Aaron Kendall
E-mail: Aaron_Kendall@yahoo.com
Comments: You had to take mine, didn't you, Jason? You lousy bastard...

Why is it a great cover song? 'Cause the lead singer (from L.A.) sings the third verse...and he sings it in German! Enough said.
8/23/01 08:28:40


Nena

Song Name: 99 Red Balloons

Covered by: IDK

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/8/01 19:32:37


Nena

Song Name: Nur getraeumt
Covered by: Die Aerzte
Comments: The Nena song covered by the german punkband "Die Aerzte" a capella. Funny stuff!
11/19/01 05:18:10


Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

Song Name: Summer Lovin'
Covered by: The Vandals

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: bitta ska here
10/6/01 05:40:32


Nintendo

Song Name: Castlevania 2
Covered by: Minibosses

Posted by: Anthony Hughes
E-mail: ashughes@learn.senecac.on.ca
Website: www.gobbledygook.cjb.net
Comments: Minibosses are awesome. Take the greatest songs from nintendo, and put them in the hands of some talented rockers, and you got some great tunes.
10/23/01 22:32:08


NOFX

Song Name: Anastaesia
Covered by: Shai Hulud

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 21:08:39


NOFX

Song Name: Longest Line
Covered by: Blink 182

Posted by: Jeff
E-mail: Element4life726@aol.com

Comments: good but nofx is better
10/11/01 23:12:03


NSYNC

Song Name: It's Gonna Be Me Covered by: My Gay Uncle

Posted by: Sarah
E-mail: shive@ruralnet.org
Comments: This cover just rocks. The original, naturally, was horrible, but they did an amazing job making it listenable. The recording kind of sucks but it doesn't even matter. This one tends to get stuck in my head. I'm sure other people just randomly bust out singing it and dancing in the grocery store, right? Okay, thats probably not normal, but I love this song.
11/13/01 00:30:02


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Oasis

Song Name: Wonderwall
Covered by: The Bullocks

Posted by: random stupidity
E-mail: random_stupidity_@hotmail.com

Comments: bit different sound from the usual - worth a look
10/9/01 05:24:50


Joan Osbourne

Song Name: One of Us

Covered by: Mohawk Barbie

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: this cover always brings a smile to my face...
11/8/01 19:38:07


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Dolly Parton

Song Name: 9 to 5
Covered by: Millencolin

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: One of the oddest partners around - country star from Texas vs. skatepunks from Sweden. Great cover, gets a bit boring in the end, though. It's an old b-side, but can also be found on the album "Melancholy Collection".
11/27/01 04:28:33


The Partridge Family

Song Name: I think I Love You
Covered by: Less Than Jake

Posted by: Rachel Evans
E-mail: rachel_evans@deutschinc.com
Comments: Excellent version of the '70's classic song. It's full of horns (not my favorite) but the song makes you want to get up and dance around and sing out loud. Any song that does that is cool in my book.
8/23/01 09:04:09


Pixies

Song Name: Where is My Mind
Covered by: Ghoti Hook

Posted by: punkgod94
E-mail: punkgod94@yahoo.com
Comments: This is an awesome cover of the pixies tune "where is my mind". It sounds basically the same except sped up and done in punk style.
11/10/01 14:10:53


The Platters

Song Name: Earth Angel
Covered by: Ghoti Hook

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: if you like the original song you'll love the Ghoti Hook cover. Its on their album "Songs We Didn't Write"
10/5/01 08:16:17


The Police

Song Name: Every Breath You Take
Covered by: Millencolin

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Ye olde Police-classic gets punked with Millencolin. High tempo, snotty punk rock. It's an old b-side, but can be also found on the album "Melancholy Collection".
11/27/01 04:30:43


The Police

Song Name: Message In A Bottle
Covered by: Face First

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

11/1/01 20:57:12


Popeye (cartoon)

Song Name: popeye the sailor man
Covered by: face to face

Posted by: nyquil
E-mail: nyquil@kabelfoon.nl

Comments: The song is on the cd "Saturday morning cartoon's greatest hits" released by MCA Records in 1995. It's so cool.
9/29/01 23:36:17


Elvis Presley

Song Name: Love Me Tender
Covered by: Jughead's Revenge

Posted by: John Fischer
E-mail: joemack@mailcity.com
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com

Comments: I just realized that there are no listings for punk-band covers of Elvis. So here it is. At first, it starts off a bit folkish. Slow, slow singing. Then it picks up almost right in the middle of the song to a harder, more angry edge and Joe C. using his anger-filled voice to sing the rest of the song. Why the more angry edge? Well, this was during their earlier days-before they got more..."mature." Not the best cover ever, but still pretty good.
9/10/01 21:14:18


Elvis Presley

Song Name: Suspicious Minds
Covered by: Avail

Posted by: Steve Banana
E-mail: NJSkasXe@aol.com

Comments: probably one of the best bad covers ever...
11/1/01 21:22:59


Elvis Presley

Song Name: Viva Las Vegas
Covered by: Dead Kennedys

Posted by: Ahrol
E-mail: ahrol@hotmail.com

Comments: Grittier than the original
9/10/01 06:21:48


The Proclaimers

Song Name: 500 Miles
Covered by: Adam's Not Funny

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com

Comments: Yes, I know, another Proclaimers cover. But this is a SKA cover! Yeah! That's what sets it apart. But seriously, it captures the mood of the original song and doesn't play it too fast or slow. It's juuuuuust right. Well, at least I think it is.
10/22/01 22:52:26


The Proclaimers

Song Name: 500 Miles
Covered by: Down By Law

Posted by: Jonathan Rickner
E-mail: heroicwisdom1@aol.com
Comments: this is the best version of this song because they took out the annoying "dadalada"s and inserted a gut wrenching scream of the word "surrender" gotta hear it to appreciate it.
9/4/01 22:35:26


The Proclaimers

Song Name: 500 miles
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: very simple to sing along to. i like to sing this when im stoned and not in the car.
8/25/01 19:45:36


The Proclaimers

Song Name: 500 Miles
Covered by: toy dolls

Posted by: Jonathan Rickner
E-mail: heroicwisdom1@aol.com
Comments: toy dolls is the oddest phenomena to hit the punk scene...ever. vocals that sound like brittish munchkins, guitars played with the speed and clarity of classical guitar masters, and to top it off, they've been playing punk since 1979 and they're still at it. oh yeah, the song is annoying at hell.
9/4/01 22:51:16


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Queen

Song Name: Bohemian Rhapsody
Covered by: Gold, Frankincense & Disk Drive

Posted by: Graham Burnett
E-mail: grahamburnett@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.landandliberty.co.uk

Comments: From the late 80's chumabawamba masterminded 'Fuck EMI' compliation (irony??)- best bit "Oh Bollox, what a great load of Bollox!"
10/22/01 12:21:08


The Ramones

Song Name: I Wanna Be Sedated
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: I want lots of things. Sedation just happens to be one of them.
9/23/01 17:53:17


The Ramones

Song Name: Too Tough To Die
Covered by: Jon Cougar Concentration Camp

Posted by: John Fischer
Comments: First off, yes, the name of the band really is Jon Cougar Concentration Camp. Anyway, JCCC actually covered the Ramones' album Too Tough To Die. However, I think the title track "Too Tough To Die" is the best of the covers. JCCC played it harder, a bit faster, and the dual vocals in the last 20 seconds of the song is really good. But that's just what *I* think.
8/24/01 21:09:49


Reagan Youth

Song Name: (Are You) Happy
Covered by: Jughead's Revenge

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: http://anfsr.opgaming.com

Comments: It's a punk-on-punk cover. It's merely OK, but I have yet to find the Reagan Youth version (Hmmm, I wonder who R.Y. hated/hates?)
11/1/01 11:06:46


REM

Song Name: It's The End Of The World As We Know It
Covered by: Riddlin' Kids

Posted by: Aaron
E-mail: acktx@yahoo.com

Comments: Given the usual punk makeover.... sped up, plenty of distortion, and palm muting. Sounds good.
10/15/01 22:39:55


REM

Song Name: Losing My Religion
Covered by: The Bullocks

Posted by: random stupidity
E-mail: random_stupidity_@hotmail.com

Comments: Another one by these guys - I love 'em. anything else by them? (apart from the excellent wonderwall?)
10/9/01 05:28:57


ren and stimpy (cartoon)

Song Name: happy happy, joy joy
Covered by: wax

Posted by: nyquil
E-mail: nyquil@kabelfoon.nl

Comments: Again, a song from "Saturday morning cartoon's greatest hits"
9/29/01 23:45:12


Roky Erickson and The Aliens

Song Name: Night of The Vampire
Covered by: Entombed

Posted by: Dragon Dead
E-mail: christmu@eunet.no
Website: home.eunet.no/~christmu/pulp/
Comments: This track, originally recorded by ex-13th Floor Elevators (a classic late 60's Texas garage acidrock biker outfit), led by the ever visionary Roky Erickson, when he led his eccentric and somewhat goth-rock flavored group Roky Erickson and The Aliens in the early 80's. Covered in 1996 (I think, the single has no year) by Swedish blackmetal/rock'n'roll band Entombed on a split single with US punk band The New Bomb Turks (who did their own song "I Hate People"), "Night of The Vampire" is a true classic in the covers department, Entombed's metallic version of the song being hauntingly gothic, crunchingly heavy and foreboding, with raw punk production, making the song a very raw and violent statement of vampiric lust, horror and unadulterated doom.
8/25/01 00:01:47


Rolling Stones

Song Name: Paint It Black
Covered by: Gob

Posted by: Darren McLeod
E-mail: mr__solid@hotmail.com
Website: www.gametavern.com

Comments: This is an awesome cover. It sounds very dark, just like it was intended to. overall one of the better covers out there.
9/29/01 18:30:17


The Romantics

Song Name: What I Like About You
Covered by: The Suicide Machines

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: It's still what I like about music.
9/23/01 17:37:18


Roxette

Song Name: Sleeping in my car
Covered by: Donald Dark

Posted by: Henrik
E-mail: Henni100@gmx.de

Comments: cool song
11/6/01 12:21:21


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Schoolhouse Rock!

Song Name: Nouns
Covered by: Earls Family Bombers

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: Come on....nouns? Who would of ever thunk it? And it kicks ass over anything the Offspring could ever do.
10/8/01 13:29:02


Screeching Weasel

Song Name: The Girl Next Door
Covered by: blink-182

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Every day may be the same, but not every cover's the same.
9/25/01 17:52:11


Sesame Street (TV show)

Song Name: Sesame Street theme
Covered by: LWL

Posted by: Craig
E-mail: showbizz484@hotmail.com

Comments: this fuckin rocks
8/30/01 18:05:05


Simple Minds

Song Name: Don't You (Forget About Me)
Covered by: The Bouncing Souls

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Listen to this song and then go watch The Breakfast Club.
9/25/01 17:39:25


Frank Sinatra

Song Name: My Way
Covered by: Sid Vicious

Posted by: nine
E-mail: nine999@netscape.net

Comments: how come nobody has posted this one yet? it is not only a classic, it kicks so much ass, you have to hear it twice!
10/17/01 10:24:56


Dr. Seuss (lyrics) Albert Hague (music)

Song Name: You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Covered by: The Offspring

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: For some reason, I always end up watching this movie around Thanksgiving.
9/25/01 09:21:09


Simon and Garfunkel

Song Name: Mrs. Robinson
Covered by: Pennywise

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

10/11/01 19:14:46


Simple Minds

Song Name: Don't you forget about me
Covered by: Bouncing Souls

Posted by: George Rutherford
E-mail: greelybass@yahoo.com

Comments: The thing that makes this punk cover stand out to me is that Bouncing souls don't punk it out at all! It sounds just like the original apart from a few horns they throw in at the chorus! Enjoy.
10/19/01 16:44:38


Nancy Sinatra

Song Name: These Boots Were Made for Walking
Covered by: 7 Seconds
9/1/01 21:41:49


Skid Row

Song Name: I Remember You
Covered by: The Ataris

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: A cool rendition of the old Skid Row. As a kid I used to like the original. Ten years later the Ataris version rocks so much harder.
11/27/01 03:58:51


Skid Row

Song Name: i remember you
Covered by: glasseater

Posted by: Pete
E-mail: igothead@hotmail.com

Comments: way better than the original! sped up with double vocals that kick ass. one sings normally while the other screams his head off. awesome combination.
10/29/01 17:21:30


Slade

Song Name: cum on feel the noize
Covered by: the oppressed

Posted by: hilly
Comments: a classic song performed by two class bands
8/25/01 07:19:39


Michael W. Smith

Song Name: Friends
Covered by: Ghoti Hook

Posted by: Eric Laugel
E-mail: it7276@yahoo.com
Website: eric.hatesmonday.com

Comments: You know the song:

"cause friends are friends forever...la la la la la la la, and a friend will not say never...la la la la la la la, though it's hard to let you go, in the la la la we know, that a lifetime's not too long, to live as friends."

I obviously don't know ALL the words, but it is a rocking cover. Ghoti Hook does a ton of good stuff.
11/5/01 13:08:22


Snoop Dogg

Song Name: Gin and Juice
Covered by: The Berlin Project

Posted by: Jeff Miller
E-mail: www.secondself@mail.com
Comments: The songs is a ska song but it's still good. It's really funny to hear a snoop dog song covered because it's sounds so much happier and the trumpets and shit really add to the effect.
10/25/01 07:34:37


Joe South

Song Name: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Covered by: The Suicide Machines

Posted by: chris

Comments: no small feat converting country music into punk. they fuckin nail this one. even if you don't know the original it's worth a listen. (on the slc punk sountrack)
11/8/01 21:55:12


Britney Spears

Song Name: Hit Me Baby One More Time
Covered by: Hog Hoggidy Hog

Posted by: Budac
E-mail: tongue.ring@mweb.co.za
Comments: it is damn funny and always get's the crowd rolling with laughter!
8/27/01 13:27:29


Britney Spears

Song Name: Hit Me Baby One More Time
Covered by: My Gay Uncle

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: OK, I know there's another listing for this song, but My Gay Uncle performs the song so well. It gets into the "feeling" of the song (pop swarmyness) while retaining that unfinished punk sound. They really know the song, and they perform it well live. Heck, they even got on MTV for this cover (remember that cover band contest they had which was pretty cool? They were in it).
9/27/01 21:17:43


Britney Spears

Song Name: Oops! I Did It Again
Covered by: Erich Arndt

Posted by: Erich Arndt
E-mail: earndt11@home.com

Comments: it's not on the net anywhere, but i can email or ICQ it to you... i'm on winmx all the time so maybe you can get it from there

original music is at www.mp3.com/erich but they wouldn't let me post covers.
11/5/01 15:12:43


The Specials

Song Name: Message to Rudi
Covered by: Dead Milkmen

Posted by: Darren Menendez
E-mail: Scutfarcas@aol.com
Comments: One of the DM's live staples was doing a punk flavored version of this classic ska tune.
11/13/01 11:53:25


Spice Girls

Song Name: Wannabe
Covered by: Snuff

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com

Comments: we hated the spice girls songs, but luv the new 1s
10/6/01 05:50:48


Spiral Staircase

Song Name: More Today Than Yesterday
Covered by: Goldfinger

Posted by: punkgod94
E-mail: punkgod94@yahoo.com
Comments: Goldfinger covers the popular oldies tune by Spiral Staircase.
11/10/01 14:07:28


Split Enz

Song Name: I see red
Covered by: H-block 101

Posted by: Louis
E-mail: nuclearkow@icqmail.com
Website: www.angelcities.com/members/gorax
Comments: it rocks, I love this song, in fact I love the whole EP

h-block 101 are a great punk band out of melbourne Australia. It's good punk rock with great vocals
8/25/01 00:26:16


Squeeze

Song Name: Up the Junction
Covered by: Goldfinger

Posted by: punkgod94

Comments: A kick ass cover of a kick ass song!
11/3/01 15:01:13


Cat Stevens

Song Name: wild world
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com
Comments: awesome better than the original
8/25/01 19:44:17


Stiff Little Fingers

Song Name: Suspect Device
Covered by: Screeching Weasel

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: Weasels cover of a classic punk song. This rocks pretty as much as the original version. A tribute song, Weasels own a lot to Stiff Little Fingers. Can be found on the CD "Thank You Very Little".
11/27/01 04:10:37


Stompin' Tom Connors

Song Name: The Hockey Song
Covered by: Hanson Brothers

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com
Comments: As a big hockey fan, the original version always warms up my heart. As a punk fan, the cover version by the canadien puck rockers makes me feel like jumping to the rink and start a fight. Great cover.
11/27/01 04:01:44


Sublime

Song Name: Ball and Chain
Covered by: The Vandals

Posted by: Rachel Evans
E-mail: rachel_evans@deutschinc.com
Comments: An awesome song to begin with, The Vandals take a great Sublime song and put their own twist to it. If you haven't heard it, i highly recommend finding it somewhere to listen to. Although the editor of this website will strongly object to the suggestion of "borrowing" the song from someone else via an mp3 sharing site - that's how i've found a lot of good music. Which, by the way, has inspired me to go out and actually buy albums i would never have thought to buy.
8/23/01 10:51:52


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The Bangles

Song Name: Walk Like An Egyptian
Covered by: Less Than Jake

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: i'm not sure what band covered this song, but it's great though. maybe some of you know. i found it on a file sharing client and it said "Less Than Jake". so see if you can find it!
10/5/01 08:35:33


Tommy James and the Shondells

Song Name: I Think We're Alone Now
Covered by: The Youth Ahead

Posted by: Brian
E-mail: XxXpEnNyWiSe5XxX@hotmail.com

Comments: This song fuckin rocks. It opens with an amazing bass line then drifts into a full blown, all out punk song. I believe Snuff does a cover to this as well, but it is not as good.
9/15/01 22:08:34


Ton Steine Scherben

Song Name: Wir muessen hier raus
Covered by: Slime
Comments: A german arnachist's classic covered by "Slime" from Hamburg
11/19/01


Traditional

Song Name: Lustig lustig
Covered by: Slime (german)
Comments: "Slime" from Hamburg/Germany singing a german traditional drinking-song
11/19/01 05:28:43


Traditional

Song Name: Wir lieben die Stuerme
Covered by: Slime (german)
Comments: "Slime" from Hamburg/Germany singing a northern-german traditional
11/19/01 05:28:43


Turbonegro

Song Name: Midnight Nambla
Covered by: Zeke

Posted by: Alex
E-mail: alex@killorama.de
Website: www.killorama.de
Comments: First of all: Turbonegro is (or better was) the best Punk'n'Roll band ever! And Zeke is a totally weird HC-band. They took the Turboneger-song and speeded it up a little. The Original is really cool, the cover is even cooler!
8/25/01 10:39:19


Ike and Tina Turner

Song Name: Nutbush
Covered by: Krymini

Posted by: Potter
E-mail: jackass146@hotmail.com
Website: www.krymini.cjb.net

Comments: hard 2 find, if it isn't up at this site yet then it will be soon, but if u like punk covers u MUST GET THIS 1
10/6/01 06:05:25


The Turtles

Song Name: Happy Together
Covered by: New Found Glory

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: Imagine me and you. I do. I think about you day and night..
9/24/01 14:29:21


Tommy Tutone

Song Name: 867-5309 (Jenny)
Covered by: Bracket

Posted by: TJ

Comments: This Song Rocks! Wicked Quality...A Must Listen
9/1/01 23:47:04


Shania Twain

Song Name: Still the One
Covered by: New Found Glory

Posted by: Petri Levalahti
E-mail: punkrocks81@hotmail.com

Comments: Pretty decent cover. Not as good as the stuff found on the NFG's "From the Screen to Your Stereo" -cover-CD.
11/27/01 04:40:49


Twisted Sister

Song Name: were not gonna take it
Covered by: less than jake

Posted by: dan
E-mail: mtv_sucks@hotmail.com

8/25/01 19:49:43


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U.K. Subs

Song Name: Down On The Farm
Covered by: Guns 'n' Roses

Posted by: Brad
Comments: A passable version.
9/12/01 15:28:50


U2

Song Name: With or Without You
Covered by: Lanemeyer

Posted by: Jeff Miller
E-mail: www.secondself@mail.com
Comments: Sweet cover. The U2 song was good but this brings new sound the song and makes it sound way better than the original version.
10/25/01 07:31:35


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Van Morrison

Song Name: Brown Eyed Girl
Covered by: Lagwagon

Posted by: Ville Kaartamo
E-mail: geek_g@yahoo.com

Comments: Great song, sound even better performed by LAGWAGON
8/29/01 06:18:39


Vanilla Ice

Song Name: Ice Ice Baby
Covered by: My Gay Uncle

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: http://anfsr.opgaming.com

Comments: Yes, MGC brings YOU the covers of former popular songs! Remember Vanilla Ice? He had that song, "Ice Ice Baby?" Where he kept whispering that in the chorus to a beat he stole? Yeah, well, MGC does it better anyways.
10/29/01 19:41:52


The Vapors

Song Name: Turning Japanes
Covered by: No Use For A Name

Posted by: Ana E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: I'd a like a million punk covers to be as good as this one.
9/23/01 18:00:46


Vengaboys

Song Name: barbie girl
Covered by: me first and the gimme gimmes

Posted by: liam craven

11/26/01 11:51:24


Venom

Song Name: In League With Satan
Covered by: Voivod

Posted by: Dragon Dead
E-mail: christmu@eunet.no
Website: home.eunet.no/~christmu/pulp/
Comments: Covering this 80's track by UK blackmetal band Venom occasionally live on their 1996 tour, French-Canadian thrashers Voivod recorded it and its on the recent "Voivod Lives" CD. In fact I haven't heard the original version but certainly wouldn't mind doing so as its probably the most immortally evil sounding track I've heard in a long time.
8/28/01 08:53:30


The Verve Pipe

Song Name: The Freshmen
Covered by: Mustard Plug

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: I can't be held responsible if you end up playing this song over and over again.
9/24/01 14:27:34


Village People

Song Name: YMCA
Covered by: The Skunks

Posted by: André Leichtfuß
E-mail: andre.leichtfuss@freenet.de
Website: www.andreleichtfuss.de.cx
Comments: The original is a song everybody likes but nobody wants to admit that he likes it. Thank god there's a cover version by The Skunks that allowes you to listen to this song without feeling ashamed. It's fast and it's funny. That's the way it's gotta be!
10/4/01 18:05:07


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W.A.S.P.

Song Name: I Wanna Be Somebody
Covered by: Jumpin' Jimes

Posted by: John Fischer
Website: anfsr.opgaming.com
Comments: You know the band WASP? They are quite metal. You know the Jumpin' Jimes? They are quite ska. Believe me, you never lived until you heard a SKA version of WASP song. Very..."interesting."
10/23/01 19:55:49


War

Song Name: Why Can't We Be Friends
Covered by: Smashmouth

Posted by: Rachel Evans
E-mail: rachel_evans@deutschinc.com
Comments: Again, a really cool song that makes you want to sing out loud along with it...
8/23/01 09:06:11


Weezer

Song Name: El Scorcho
Covered by: Deftones

Posted by: Joey
E-mail: ptp-joeybarker@excite.com

Comments: Deftones have done numerous Weezer covers live. This is one of the better ones. I like it when Hard Rock bands like The Deftones can come around and have a lot of respect, and get enjoyment out of bands like Weezer, and their music.
11/25/01 02:52:05


The Who

Song Name: My Generation
Covered by: Green Day

Posted by: Ana
E-mail: josie_holland@aol.com

Comments: It's groovy.
9/23/01 17:17:47


Kim Wilde

Song Name: Kids In America
Covered by: Fourth Grade Nothing

Posted by: Marc
E-mail: Gamma-Rayz@gmx.net

Comments: This song has been covered many times, for example by The Bloodhound Gang, The Muffs or Len. In my opinion they all failed, Fourth Grade Nothing did the best one. the song is hard to find, I think it's from a soundtrack or so.
10/5/01 08:20:17


Wire

Song Name: Strange
Covered by: REM

Posted by: Brad
Comments: Wire's original is quite a moody song, and quite long for their early period. By contrast, REM's version is quite upbeat, and even stranger than the original.
8/25/01 15:41:54


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