Thursday, 30 August 2012

DYLAN COVERS #64 Rage/Rise Against the Machine - Hollis Brown/Maggies Farm

'Its pounding on your brain'

 
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - Maggie's Farm

You can't beat a little bit of heaviness every now and again, RATM fit that bill for me very nicely thank you. This great version of  'Maggie's Farm'  is from their album  'Renegades'(2000).It also has a excellent version of the Bruce Springsteen's 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' click for earlier post.

RATM's  'Killing In the Name'   was responsible for preventing the X-Factor's Christmas 2009 release from going to Number 1 in the charts due to a Fan based campaign.  It was fantastic and helped make my Chrismas that year.  But 'Killing' is a pretty top Tune.

The cover of  'The Ballad of Hollis Brown' comes from the Amnesty International release 'Chimes of Freedom'  72 Dylan Covers and is a must get if you have not already got it. It is for a good cause too. There is a difference between the group Rage Against  and the Group Rise Against. (Just in case you did not know)

Once this gets going it is an incendiary holocaust version of this stark dark tale and one of the best covers of the song I have heard.

 
RISE AGAINST THE MACHINE - Ballad of Hollis Brown

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DYLAN COVERS #64 Rage/Rise Against the Machine - Hollis Brown/Maggies Farm
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Oleh

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31 August 2012 at 07:37

RATM are a little too 'shouty' for me personally, but 'Hollis Brown' has an effective arrangement. 'Maggies Farm', though, sounds like they've just transposed Bob's lyrics onto the 'Killing in the Name Of' backing track!

Too much headbanging before breakfast! Keep rockin' OPC!

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31 August 2012 at 11:50

TS - I have never been a heavy metal fan...but every now and again it does me the world of good....like Lisa Minelli screaming in the station in Cabaret

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1 September 2012 at 06:56

It's always good to hear Bob influencing every possible genre. Of these, I like 'Hollis Brown' the most.

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23 September 2012 at 14:16

Now you're talking old pa! Love this cover from Rage. They bring their own signature style to a Bob classic.

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