We didn't want to stray too far from the original for a few reasons. Mainly, everyone just has different expectations of what they want to hear in a cover song. We threw our twist on it while keeping the main parts. So, hopefully the song at least comes off as a happy medium for not only ALK3 fans, but anyone listening in..
I enjoyed this and it's a good cover in the sense that they are playing the song as it was written, but if I wanted to hear that I would just listen to Alkaline Trio. I'm reminded of a quote by Amanda Palmer regarding her cover of Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark", "Faithful covers are the worst. They are useless unless you are a bar band."