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What Dylan cover is furthest from the original?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Aar Gal, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Looking for some examples of a cover of a Dylan song which is as far removed from the original as possible...in terms of arrangement, musical setting etc.

    thanks!
     
  2. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

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    MR. TAMBOURINE MAAAAN!
     
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  3. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

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  4. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    The Wonder Who - Don't Think Twice
     
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    B. Bu Po Senior Member

  6. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

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    “If Not For You”-George Harrison

    Whereas Dylan’s version is rushed and uninspired, George put a lot of love and effort into his version. The main difference between Dylan’s and Harrison’s is that the ex-Beatle made it his, and it sounds so thoughtful and inspirational.
     
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  7. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    NY's Gulf War version of Blowin In The Wind is pretty "out-there"

     
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  8. Ron Frievalt

    Ron Frievalt HardMediaMan

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    Manfred Mann's "Quinn The Eskimo"
     
  9. Dr. Zoom

    Dr. Zoom Forum Resident

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    Springsteen’s cover of I Want You

     
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  10. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  11. poidog

    poidog Forum Resident

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Subterranean Homesick Blues
     
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  12. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  13. JoeDea

    JoeDea Forum Resident

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    Olivia Newton John, If Not For You
     
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  14. stewedandkeefed

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  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    The Ramones cover of "My Back Pages" is a pretty big departure.
     
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  16. Twittering Machine

    Twittering Machine Forum Resident

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    Roger Taylor of Queen's Masters of War from his second solo album - as 80s as you can get, I think!
     
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  17. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

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    This one is pretty far afield:



    Jimi's is a pretty huge departure as well.
     
  18. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

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    In terms of vocals, some of Bob Dylan's own live versions of his originals are further removed than the majority of covers by other artists.
     
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  19. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

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  20. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

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    Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rains A Gonna Fall (1973)

     
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  21. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

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    We can’t finish this thread without mentioning Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young.” I’m not even sure if Rod’s song is actually a cover of Dylan’s song although the songwriting credit is listed (according to Wikipedia) as:

    Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart.

    Rod’s song sounds slightly similar but it’s obviously a different arrangement with different lyrics.
     
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  22. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

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    The Soup Greens version of Like a Rolling Stone which sounds like Louie Louie
     
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  23. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Nazareth - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
     
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  24. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

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    Not one of their greatest moments
     
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  25. Definitely this one. Possibly the greatest Dylan cover.
     
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