Smoking Popes are reissuing their breakout 1994 album Born to Quit, and along with the original tracks, they’re offering a cover of Willie Nelson‘s “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” as a bonus. We’ve got a free download of the tear jerker for you as a free download.

At first mention, some people may find this to be an odd cover for the Chicago punk-ish legends, but once you hear it, it falls right into place perfectly. In fact, if you isolated the vocals and laid them over Willie’s guitar work, it’d be a pretty close replication, but of course, it’s the band’s sound that puts the unique twist on this one. Grab the download below to see what we’re talking about.

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The vinyl reissue of Born to Quit will be available in the new year, and you can preorder it now, but the download should get you through the holidays. Keep up with Smoking Popes on their webpage and Facebook.

Artists: Smoking Popes

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