Thursday, 25 August 2011

DYLAN COVER # 11 - David Bowie - Maggies Farm/Like a Rolling stone

David Bowie - 'Like a Rolling Stone' (1994)

You don't associate Bowie covering Dylan, even although he wrote a song about the great man. 'Song for Bob Dylan' on his 'Hunky Dory' album. Here are two covers definitely worth a listen, LARS is from Mick Ronson's farewell concert, where Bowie guested. A live album of the event 'Heaven and Hull' was released in 1994.  This is a rip roaring, hi-energy rendition.

'Ziggy played guitar, jammin' good with Weird and Zimmy'

                                                              Bobby and his Dame

The second song is live rendition of Maggies Farm from 1989, and was recorded during his time with 'Tin Machine'.

'I ain't gonna work with 'Reeves Gabrels' no more'

David Bowie - Maggie's Farm

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26 August 2011 at 08:49

Old Pa...never heard this version of LARS before and, I must say, I think it's great. Bowie really puts a lot of energy into the vocal. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Must track the Ronno album down. Are you sure it's a love version? It sounds more like a studio effort, especially with the fade out. Whatever, it's a good 'un.

26 August 2011 at 20:39

Thanks old're like obi-wan, but without the beard, lightsaber and the robe