Hear Bayside have a heart attack-ack-ack on “Movin’ Out.”
Billy Joel’s 1977 hit “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” is one of the Piano Man’s guitar rockers, so Queens-based outfit Bayside don’t give the track a total makeover — just a punk polish. Like the band’s take on “Be My Baby,” for the new cover, Bayside turns up the volume and picks up the pace. The song’s signature horn hook gets some guitar sizzle, and the band offers an a cappella surprise to close out the track.
Listen to Bayside’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” cover after the jump.
Otherwise, it’s an authentic take on a classic song — you can totally jam this one with your mom. “Movin’ Out” is a track about working too hard for material things, a message many of us can relate to — although Billy Joel never had to save up for an iPhone back in the ’70s. Priorities, dude. Bayside’s cavalcade of covers comes on their self-released “Covers Volume #1” EP, which will find them digging through the decades with songs by Elvis Costello, Del Shannon, Van Morrison and the Ronettes along with “Movin’ Out.” The new set’s due Oct. 23, just in time for us to go as Billy Joel for Halloween. Or maybe we’ll stick to Costello — we already have the glasses.
+ Listen to Bayside’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” cover.
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