Thursday, 28 July 2011

DYLAN COVER # 7 - Jimi Hendrix - Like a Rolling Stone (studio rehersal)

 






JIMI HENDRIX - Like a Rolling Stone (1968)

I found this by chance, 'praise be' to whom was responsible. Could this be the 'Holy Grail' of Dylan Covers, if not, it is way up there. I would just love to hear a finished version of this, I am drooling at the thought of it. Hendrix has covered the song on many occasions, never better than his version at the 'Monterey Festival 68' which is widely available and yes thats is his (Dylan's) Grandma over there.

There are 3 different versions of L.A.R.S. on the album 'Live at Winterlands, San Francisco 1968, which gets an official release later this year. At the end of this Post there is a 'taster' version of L.A.R.S. from the first day of this 3 day event, it is well worth hearing, in advance of the 'official' release.

I have also included another great version from Newport Pop Festival 69.

What is the greatest Dylan song? Is it 'L.A.R.S'. because of it's ground breaking significance? Or is it 'Blowin' in the wind' because of its brilliant simplicity? Or even 'Visions of Johanna'? The list is endless....what do you think?

More Dylan covers??

Jimi Hendrix - Like a Rolling Stone (Newport)    Jimi Hendrix - Like a Rolling Stone (Winterlands)            

Related Posts

DYLAN COVER # 7 - Jimi Hendrix - Like a Rolling Stone (studio rehersal)
4/ 5
Oleh

5 comments

comments
avatar
sfw
29 July 2011 at 08:36

Its like finding the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Reply
avatar
29 July 2011 at 15:13

Was at the Roundhouse last night an saw a pic of Jimi. Did you know he once played a gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Hounslow in '67. Its called The white Bear now I'm told. Who knew we walked where Gods walked.

Reply
avatar
29 July 2011 at 17:20

White Bear Know it well saw Ray Dorset there 1971 and also went to their Folk Club and saw Archie Fisher.
Hallowed Turf indeed

Reply
avatar
30 July 2011 at 09:27

This is really fine. It has taken me many years to really enjoy covers of Bob's songs but Hendrix has always been one who was well worth hearing.

As for Dylan's greatest song - that's tough. It probably is 'LARS' but my personal favourite is 'Visions of Johanna'...though he's so multi-faceted that on another day I might say 'High Water', 'Never Say Goodbye', 'TUIB', 'Where Are You Tonight?', 'Girl From The North Country', 'Tears of Rage'...he speaks to all aspects of our souls.

Reply
avatar
30 July 2011 at 09:33

S.B. yes it is a tough call but if up against a wall and the guns pointing I probably would go for LARS, but Visions and Just Like a Woman would be pulling at my strings...but as you say a lot depends how you feel at the time, the answer my friend is.........

Reply