Published Aug 07, 2019Indie pop maestro Colleen Green is currently hard at work on her next album, but until then she's shared something extremely special — an album-length cover of Blink-182's seminal pop-punk classic Dude Ranch.
The album was recorded in Green's classic, stripped-down style, offering meditative renditions of songs we all recognize as snotty-nosed skate punk classics.
Here's how she explains the album:
I don't remember where or when I got the idea to cover my favorite album of all time. Tbh, I don't remember much of 2011. All I know is that sometime about 7/8 years ago, I decided that I was going to cover Blink 182's "Dude Ranch" in its entirety...on bass. I borrowed a short scale from my friend Sandy Vu and gave myself 2 weeks to complete the project. 13 days later as I was applying the finishing touches, my computer started acting funny. I thought to myself, "Gee, I sure hope my computer doesn't crash." 14 days later, my computer crashed. I had no back ups because I always fly by the seat of my pants! I tried to recover my work to no avail. I was heartbroken, so much so that I was unable to revisit the project in earnest until October 2018. Today I can say with much pride, happiness, and relief that "Blink 182's Dude Ranch as played by Colleen Green" is finally real and ready to be enjoyed by fans of Colleen Green and/or Blink 182. This was truly a labor of love and I hope that those fans can recognize and appreciate that. And to the band who has influenced me and my life in so many ways: Thank you.
You can now purchase Dude Ranch as Played by Colleen Green digitally or on limited cassette via Burger Records. You can also stream three selections from the release below.