I was somewhat surprised when I turned on the radi-adi-o and heard that some fella named Bruce Springstone covered one of my favorite songs by The Saints, an Australian band which released the first non-US punk single (a personal favorite of mine).
According to teh wiki, he debuted a live version in Australia, and followed it up with a single release this year:
Here's a recent live version by The Saints:
I'd compare The Saints to X- a band which matured from its punk roots to a more "rootsy", country-inflected sound. Hopefully, nobody in The Saints has become a 'bagger-friendly whackaloon. Yeah, that would be a bad thing.
Now, which other Australian punk bands are going to get a big American rawkstar to cover them? How soon before I hear a song by the Celibate Rifles:
Or the Radio Birdman (never knew their name was a mondegreen until today):
On the radi-adi-o?