Last month, Richard McGraw released his Popular Music covers record. His mournful ballads took on all comers, from the Who to Lady Gaga, Leonard Cohen to Eddie Murphy. The only genre not covered: ’80s San Francisco hardcore. He remedies that not-so-glaring omission on a new bonus cover of Dead Kennedys‘ “California Über Alles,” which we’re pleased to premiere below.
In McGraw’s gentle delivery, the lyrics are more wistful lament than fiery screed. You could put this one on for a slow dance, as long as your date can ignore the lines about serpents’ eggs hatching. Download it below, then pick up the full Popular Music record at Bandcamp.
Check out more Richard McGraw at his website.