You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top.

 

SOURCE MATERIAL: Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown”
ALBUM: Nervous Breakdown EP(SST, 1978)

 

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Rise Against
ALBUM: Lords Of Dogtown: Music From The Motion Picture (Geffen, 2005)

 

COVER NO. 2
BAND: Gallows
ALBUM: Abandon Ship EP(Black Envelope, 2007)