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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Big_Bend, Jan 20, 2021.
And of course:
It's a huge part of my life to have been deeply involved with Bob Dylan's music from 1965 on, when I was 15. It was during that huge creative flood that went from his first album in 1962 to Blonde on Blonde, just 4 years. These are the only covers I feel any connection with:
They both came out in what seemed Bob's endless silence between Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding. In the pre-internet UK any news of what he was up to was pretty hard to come by, so these hints of the Basement Tapes were important and searched endlessly in sixth form common rooms for clues. I hardly slept for a week before John Wesley Harding came out.
The effect has diminished, but there aren't many of his albums that don't take me back to what was happening in my life at the time. No covers can compete with that!
But I totally agree with the point that his songs are eminently coverable abd I love 'em all really - blimey, I learnt guitar from the big black covered Bob Dylan Songbook.
Rod the Mods version of Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time.
One of the best...
Köln’s finest, Bap, covering Like A Rolling Stone in the local Kölsch dialect:
Fairport Convention covering If You Gotta Go, Go Now in French, for some reason:
This is really interesting, because there are people on this list I would never expect to see here, like Eddie Albert, Eddy Arnold, Sebastian Cabot, Dionne Warwick, Cher, and Nancy Sinatra, to name a few.
A lot ofthese vids are unavailable in this country so I hope I havent doubled up. However...
Best Dylan cover is Mr. Tambourine man by the Byrds, IMO. Stunning, electrified 12-string guitar based rendition.
Indeed they did.
Speaking of killing it...
Here are some of my mine that I don't see mentioned.
I really like this one.
Probably the whole of Bryan Ferry's 'Dylanesque' album