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V2 On The Cover

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1. Punk Rock Girl
2. My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down
3. I Will Follow
4. Suburban Home
5. (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
6. Vacation
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth
8. Kids In America
9. Fallen Angel
10. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
11. Linda Linda (English)
12. Somebody To Love

Product Description

2009 release from the established Punk Rock force. On The Cover II is an '80-themed covers album self-produced in frontman Mike Herrera's Monkey Trench Studios in Bremerton, WA. Fans can expect covers of the Go Go's, U2, Poison and Belinda Carlisle, among others.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
More than a collection of sped-up 80s and 90s songs Sept. 3 2009
By George Dionne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Good
For their second covers album outing MxPx kicks things off with The Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl." Since both bands are from the same genre, there's not much of difference here, with the exception of more melodic vocals. Oh yeah, and the accordion solo. The group gives U2's "I Will Follow" a good kick in the pants with a faster tempo. MxPx takes a chance with the GoGo's "Vacation," but come out sounding great. In an odd pairing, the group tackles Belinda Carlisle's solo hit "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" right after the GoGo's track. Is that Belinda I hear on vocals? What a great concept and execution. They can't match the wild riffage of CC Deville on "Fallen Angel" (Poison), but the group injects a little more energy.

The Bad
No matter how many punk bands I hear cover "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles," it never gets any better. Please stop! MxPx ends their version with a few lines from Cheap Trick's "Surrender" for no logical reason. "Kids in America" comes off fine, but a lot of other punk bands have covered it.

The Verdict
Punk cover albums are nothing new. It seems one band or another are putting them out. MxPx fortunately have the talent and ability to make their latest offering more than a collection of sped-up 80s and 90s songs. Mike Herrera can actually sing and hold a melody and that makes all the difference in the world. That is also the reason MxPx stands above other modern punk rock acts.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Back on the Cover! And Better Than Ever! March 25 2009
By Music Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
MxPx comes back after Secret Weapon with the sequel to their first covers album from 1994. On the Cover II is a blast from start to finish, and the guys from MxPx really get a chance to show off their phenomenal talents by covering these songs and completely making them their own. Produced completely by Mike Herrera, this album will certainly not disappoint and is a must have for old fans and new. Plus, it could also be a fun way to introduce people to this AMAZING band.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hit And Miss, But Good Overall May 11 2009
By D.J. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a good album for anyone whose been a long time fan of MxPx. Punk Rock Girl was done incredibly well and I'd put it up against the original version any day of the week. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) was well done, as was Suburban Home and Kids In America, the latter probably being the most covered song by punk rock bands ever.

But there were a few groaners on the album, in particular their cover of Should I Stay Or Should I Go. No band will ever be able to perform that song as well as The Clash. To try is an exercise in futility.

Anyway I liked this album and if you're already a fan of MxPx you should definitely get it. You'll be glad you did. If you're not a fan yet, go buy the albums Panic and Life In General first so you know what you've been missing out on all these years.
MXPX at it's finest Feb. 17 2014
By BLACKHELLFIRE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is an awesome CD. I honestly haven't heard too many rehashes of 80's songs, but this is one of MXPXs' best CDs out there in my opinion. Every song is amped up and sped up MXPX style. If you love MXPX as much as I do, you'll love this CD.
Thanks!! March 1 2013
By MARIEL N MEYER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love mxpx and I love this cd!! Every mxpx cd needs to own this!! What a cool find. Thanks!!