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Dead Kennedys - “Viva Las Vegas”

No offense to Elvis fans, but when the Dead Kennedys cover “Viva Las Vegas,” they steal the crown from The King. The song was actually a part of their live set for a while before they actually recorded it for their debut album in 1980, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. They decided to change a few lyrics here and there, sped up the tempo to a punk-appropriate one, and stripped the original song down to just be guitar, bass and drums to make it all their own.

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