Cover Ups

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Cover Ups
Good Riddance - Cover Ups cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 2002 (2002-07-02)
Recorded1996–2001 at Motor Studios in San Francisco, Lumberjack Studios and Art of Ears in Hayward, California, and The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado
GenrePunk rock, pop punk, melodic hardcore, hardcore punk
LabelLorelei (NAIL 4)
ProducerRyan Greene, Bill Stevenson, Stephen Egerton, Jason Livermore
Good Riddance chronology
Good Riddance / Kill Your Idols
Cover Ups
Bound by Ties of Blood and Affection

Cover Ups is a compilation album by the Santa Cruz, California-based hardcore punk band Good Riddance, collecting all of the cover songs the band had previously released. It was released July 2, 2002 through Lorelei Records, a record label co-founded by the band's singer Russ Rankin.


Kurt Morris of Allmusic gave Cover Ups two stars out of five, commenting that "Some of the tunes seemed marred by the band trying to be funny and instead being annoying (the snotty "na-na-na" chorus on 'I Melt with You,' the high-pitched girly shrieking on 'Leader of the Pack,' etc.) ... Highlights of the album would no doubt be the Kiss cover and Bill Stevenson of Black Flag, All, and the Descendents doing drums and guitar on the Black Flag tune ... cover albums are (in almost all cases) for fans only. Cover Ups is no exception."[1]

Track listing[]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original performerLength
1."I Melt with You" (from Before You Were Punk, 1997)Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Stephen Walker, Michael Conroy, Richard BrownModern English2:22
2."Feel Their Pain" (from Anti-Racist Action: The Benefit CD, 1999)InstedInsted2:02
3."I Stole Your Love" (from Ballads from the Revolution, 1998)Paul StanleyKiss2:37
4."Second Coming" (from Operation Phoenix, 1999)Battalion of SaintsBattalion of Saints1:26
5."Come Dancing" (from A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, 1996)Ray DaviesThe Kinks2:20
6."Outlaw"Glyn BarberChron Gen3:05
7."Leader of the Pack" (from Oldies But Goodies, 1998)Shadow Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie GreenwichThe Shangri-Las2:09
8."Hall of Fame" (from A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, 1996)John Stabb, Tom Lyle, Mitch Parker, Marc AlberstadtGovernment Issue0:57
9."In My Head" (from Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit, 2001)The Psychedelic FursThe Psychedelic Furs2:41
10."My War" (from Operation Phoenix, 1999)Chuck DukowskiBlack Flag3:43
Total length:23:22



  • Russ Rankinvocals; bass guitar on track 10; additional guitar on track 5
  • Luke Pabich – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chuck Platt – bass guitar on tracks 1–5 and 7–9
  • Devin Quinn – bass guitar on track 6
  • Rich McDermott – drums on tracks 1 and 6
  • Sean Sellers – drums on tracks 2–5, 7, and 8
  • Dave Wagenschutz – drums on track 9
  • Bill Stevenson – drums and additional guitar on track 10


  • Ryan Greeneproducer, recording and mix engineer of tracks 1, 3, 5, and 8
  • Andy Ernst – recording engineer of tracks 2 and 7
  • Adam Krammer – assistant recording engineer of track 3
  • Bill Stevenson – producer, recording and mix engineer of tracks 4, 9, and 10
  • Stephen Egerton – producer, recording and mix engineer of tracks 4, 9, and 10
  • Jason Livermore – producer, recording and mix engineer of tracks 4, 9, and 10; mastering
  • Joe Logsdon – recording engineer of track 6
  • Brant Dobson – cover art


  1. ^ Morris, Kurt. "Review: Cover Ups". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
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