Cover versions have been an integral part of the street music scene. Jamaican reggae covered many styles. From country to soul. They sought a similiar volume of sales to that of their soul counterparts. During punk The Clash covered Junior Marvin's Police & thieves. Another cover was I fought the law which was originally performed by Bobby Fuller Four. The Sex Pistols produced a potful of covers from the destroyed chords of Jonathan Richmond's Roadrunner. I'm not your steppin stone. Sex pistol's bassist Sid Vicious came out with a trio of sounds. Frank Sinatra's My Way, and a brace by Eddie Cochren Something else & C'mon everybody. On the Great rock n roll swindle lp Tenpole tudor covered Rock around the clock. Two-tone wouldn't have survived without covering:- One step beyond, do the rocksteady, message to you rudie, and many more.
UB40 turned it into an artform, with the Labour of love series of albums. The Dickies a comedy punk band had a laugh with their version of the Banana splits and capped it off with a version of Paranoid & Nights in white satin.
The Dollyrots out in California do the same. Rarely does an album release not carry at least one cover-version. Brand new key is featured on the "punk rock" page. Other oldies include Da doo ron ron, Be my Baby and I wanna be sedated.