Around Halloween, lots of bands do live sets as other bands, playing as if they were the other band. Typically you'll see lots of bands playing as Misfits, Weezer, The Strokes, etc. Boston's ska punk favorites Big D and The Kids Table have decided to release an all covers album for Halloween this year. Strictly Covered has some covers that you would expect and are pretty obvious choices for Big D and The Kids Table (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rancid, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and two Operation Ivy covers), some less expected but that still make sense (Beastie Boys, The Dead Milkmen), and then some completely out of left field choices. These include two Boston legends in Sam Black Church and Morphine (although it is fun hearing Big D and The Kids Table's tribute to hardcore and alternative rock/jazz fusion classics) and industrial gods Ministry.
You can listen to Big D and The Kids Table's version of Morphine's "Early to Bed" below. Strictly Covered is available now via Bandcamp. For more on Big D and The Kids Table, check out their website.