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What Dylan cover is furthest from the original?

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

  1. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Link Wray's Girl from the north country fits the bill.

  2. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA
    Yeh now THAT is different, and lovely.
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  3. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    This is what I usually post when it comes to a Dylan covers thread. It does not get many "likes".
  4. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    Another great one from Bryan Ferry:

  5. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

    Yep. I must pick up that album, I’ve listened on YouTube but should get a copy.

    Now, this one I heard last year and I keep going back to listen. I think it’s beautiful

  6. Davido

    Davido Forum Resident


    Flaming Lips take a lazy, hazy song and make it hazier and somewhat psychedelic.
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  7. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”
    The Wonder Who (Four Seasons)
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  8. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ministry's Lay Lady Lay is pretty far removed from the original:

  9. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

    new york, NY
    So many choices, here' s a live clip of a great singer named Barb Jungr who has done a few albums of all-Bob Dylan material. Interestingly (for me) I never knew this particular clip was around- it's at least somewhat likely I was in the audience for that! (I saw her at the metropolitan room several times for sure). I'd urge everyone to check out her albums 'every grain of sand', 'man in a long black coat' and the most recent 'bob brel and me' (and many others too)

  10. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA
    I don't know if I'm alone in this as a stone Dylan freak but to me his songs have such strength that no matter WHAT an artist covering them does, I'm apt to pretty much dig it. His songs hold up to most any treatment, to me, is what I'm saying. That's what I'm being reminded of by the choices in this thread.
  11. Ferry released an all-Dylan covers album called 'Dylanesque' some years back and I was expecting some good versions but it was bland overall.
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  12. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Peter Paul & Mary - Too Much Of Nothing

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  13. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Might more belong in a "who most RIGHT! destroyed a Dylan song" thread
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  14. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    He gives it the boardwalk carousel treatment.
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  15. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Can't believe it took this long to mention it.
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  16. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    I was thinking the same thing. I even used the search function to make sure it wasn't already mentioned.
  17. Perhaps not radically different but my favourite Dylan cover hands down.

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  18. Yes. Bob Dylan can do versions of his own songs that are practically unrecognizable, compared to his originally released arrangements. To a greater extent than almost all of the covers. Although Manfred Mann's version of "Mighty Quinn" is pretty far afield of the original.

    Now that I think of it, the real prizewinner for most unrecognizable Dylan cover is Devo's version of "Blowin' In The Wind", featured in Neil Young's 1982 film Human Highway.
    Human Highway (1982) - Plot Summary - IMDb
  19. And then this... South African rock band, this was released back in the Eighties.

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  20. Surely you've heard the hit version, by Ron Wood.
  21. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    The Nice - She Belongs to Me

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  22. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    1. Neil Young's effects-laden live version of "Blowin' in the Wind" from Weld.
    2. Any of Sebastian Cabot's recitations.
    3. "Like a Rolling Stone" by the Living Voices.
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  23. I like this version well enough. Who doesn't? But when I told this guy at work I preferred Dylan's original he looked at me as if I had taken leave of my senses.
    He got quite uptight about it too explaining to me that Dylan's version didn't rawk , lacked a guitar solo , was ruined by out-of-tune harmonica and Dylan couldn't sing.
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  24. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    Just remembered I have this on 45.

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  25. MEMark

    MEMark Forum Resident

    A-ha! So we have Brian Ferry to blame for Dylan's eventual use of a trio of backup singers!!
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