Monday, June 14, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 36: 1985

1985 - Bowling For Soup (2004)

Sometimes in popular music, an original work is just creamed by a more inventive cover. Many people would say Dylan was a prime example of such a fact. To them, I give a loud Bronx Cheer. Then, after wiping my mouth dry, I proclaim, " Obviously you've never heard this!" :

SR-71's original can't compare with Bowling For Soup's version. I remember hearing it for the first time in '04, and being so surprised that pop punk was intelligent again. Too long had it been mired in Emo stylings with little attention paid to story or.... let's be honest, lyrics. Bowling For Soup would never pen their own classic to rival this song, but they continue to put out quality covers and never hesitate to play this song with the intensity of a group who actually wrote it............and they should have!

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