Milo Goes to College is an album some might consider seminal. I think for early to mid 90s “alternative” rockers the Descendents were probably looked upon very fondly. So it’s no surprise that Juliana Hatfield covered “Hope,” one of the band’s more recognizable songs. Here she is doing it live in Toronto in 1996 with Mikey Welsh and Todd Phillips.

Juliana Hatfield has a rare gift. A birdlike and very female voice, and a punk-rock attitude. She doesn’t try to sound different, she just goes with what she has. This cover has a power to it that is remarkable for just those reasons. Check the original below it.

Juliana Hatfield: Hope

Oh, and remember this? From one of the GREAT films of the 90s, “Pump up the Volume.”