Original Song: Don Henley "Boys Of Summer" (1985)


Indiana pop-punk phonies lacking both discernible personalities or an audible rhythm section stiffen up Don Henley's dance-oriented-singer-songwriter syncopation, banish the seagulls, and change the Cadillac's Deadhead sticker to a Black Flag sticker. Which makes historical sense, in a way, though it's unclear how these dweebs were ever in Black Flag's lineage, and the way they telegraph that line by suddenly pushing the vocal up in the mix is highly disconcerting. Got them a Top 20 hit, though—bet their mommies were proud.