After covering Miley Cyrus’ Flowers in February, Bowling For Soup
have just announced a new covers compilation.
The 10-track album – entitled Don’t Mind If We Do
– features the aforementioned Miley cover, as well as a bunch of stuff
they’ve done over COVID. Notably there’s also a rendition of Patent Pending’s
Hey Mario, which ties in nicely with the release of the massive The Super Mario
Bros. Movie this week.
“When I saw the preview for the new Mario movie, the first thing
that popped in my head was that our friends Patent Pending had an amazing tune
called Hey Mario,” explains BFS frontman Jaret Reddick. “And on top of that,
Rob had co-written that song when he was in that band! It seemed like a no
brainer to do a BFS version of this awesome song around the time Mario was
fresh in everyone’s head again!
“I have to give credit to our amazing management team for the
covers album idea. They came to me after we released Flowers and said, ‘We
should gather up all these latest cover songs and do something digitally… how
about a covers album!’
“First of all, I was pissed because it wasn’t my idea. But soon
after, I rallied and the title came right into my head! We pick and choose
covers like we would hors d’oeuvres. Our little hands dangling over the tray… Don’t
Mind If We Do!”
Don’t Mind If We Do is out now.
Watch the video for Hey Mario below: