Exclusive Song: MxPx Cover the Ramones

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MxPx
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

What brings "Chick Magnet" trio MxPx and the Ramones together? A love for wicked punk tunes and a mutual disdain for former President Ronald Reagan!

The Ramones' 1985 single "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)" was written in reaction to Reagan's widely-criticized visit to a West Germany military cemetery, where the directors of the Nazi extermination camps were buried.

With MxPx's rendition -- off their upcoming covers album, On the Cover II (out March 24) -- the trio add glossy pop-punk guitars and bassist/singer Michael Herrera's precise holler in place of the original's unvarnished grit.

Listen below. Then leave your thoughts in the comment section.

LISTEN: MxPx, "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)"

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