Smoking a Tab
This week is our first, in a two part 'Dylan Cover' guest spot and comes from an old school teacher during Flycasual's days in Saudi Arabia. His class was the original school of rock, he was funny, he was good at maths, he almost led us to footy glory in Dhahran 88', he's Brendan Barry:-
Never Ending Baby Blue
No other Dylan song has yielded so many great covers as It’s All Over Now Baby Blue. One of the main reasons for this is that Them’s magnificent and highly original 1966 arrangement has itself been covered and reworked by so many bands.
Including Bob himself, I can count at least 9 versions that are worthy of stone cold classic status.
(1) Dylan’s own version, especially the one with his Blonde on Blonde voice from ‘Live 1966’,
(2) Them’s jaw-dropping reconstruction mentioned above.
(3) Grateful Dead’s fluid and seamless live version from ‘Vintage Dead’
(5) Joan Baez’s classic crystal clear clarion call delivery from 1965.
Part 2 will be next week (I can't wait)
Are there any other Dylan fans out there who'd like to do a guest spot on 'Dylan Covers'? Let me know in the 'comments' and we can arrange a spot.
DYLAN COVER # 18 - GUEST SPOT - Never Ending Baby Blue Part 1
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