Good Riddance Cover Ups

Long-time fans of the Santa Cruz melodic punk mainstays will already have most of the material on this collection of cover songs culled from the band's nearly 15-year existence, but for latecomers to the world of Good Riddance, it will be a great overview of where the band draws its influences. Some of the covers are creative re-imaginings of novelty pop hits, like the punked-up versions of the Kinks' "Come Dancing" and Modern English's John Hughes-era anthem "I Melt With You." Others, like Battalion of Saints' "Second Coming," Government Issue's "Hall of Fame" and Black Flag's "My War," are reverent nods to their punk roots. (Lorelei)