Did Less Than Jake do a cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers?

I've got a ska/punk cover of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," originally done by the Proclaimers. I'm quite convinced that it's performed by Less Than Jake, but I've been unable to confirm this with hard evidence, or find the album that it might be from. Can anyone shed some light on this, and maybe tell me what album I could find it on?

I checked up on the [spunge] reference, and while they _do_ have a cover of "I'm Gonna Be," and a pretty good one at that, the one that I've got is a different version, and quite definitely not the same band. Still convinced it's Less Than Jake--sounds just like Chris, only calm.

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  • Yep, you're right about it. Less Than Jake have done a cover version of it, though it's titled "I Would Walk 500 Miles". It's not on any of their albums as far as I know, but it's a nice version of the song nevertheless.

    Hope this gave some light into the darkness 🙂

    btw, I came across this website with a big database of cover songs, if you have problems with more cover versions: www.coverinfo.de

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    Did Less Than Jake do a cover of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers?

    I've got a ska/punk cover of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," originally done by the Proclaimers. I'm quite convinced that it's performed by Less Than Jake, but I've been unable to confirm this with hard evidence, or find the album that it might be from. Can anyone shed...

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  • According to the Wikipedians, that cover is by [spunge]. (Yes, the brackets are part of the name.) It's on their 2004 album "That Should Cover It!"

  • I have the same cover, it s great! I ve had it on my iPod for years, always thought it might not be LTJ so googled today. I found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG0gl4p2F-g So it appears to be a 90 s punk rock band called Down By Law. The cover is mentioned in their wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_by_Law_(band)

  • Don t think this the Spunge. The comment "I m gonna haver (whatever that means)" strikes me as something an American would say.

  • No, the cover is performed by Spunge.

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