Friday, 19 September 2014

DYLAN COVERS # 164 Frank Black & Catholics/Jez Lowe - Changing of the Guards

The Queen of Swords

FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS - Changing of the Guards (1998)

Here are a couple of fantastic covers of  Changing of the Guards, both I like a lot. The first one is by Frank Black and the Catholics and was included on a 4-track bonus CD that came with their 1998 self-titled album.

The second take is by Jez Lowe and can be found on the Dylan Covers compilation Younger Than that Now (2011)
JEZ LOWE - Changing of the Guards (2011)

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DYLAN COVERS # 164 Frank Black & Catholics/Jez Lowe - Changing of the Guards
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19 September 2014 at 10:25

The Frank Black version is a long time favourite, which I have on the b-side of a 7". Good to hear it again.
I've not come across the Jez Lowe take before. Nice to hear a different approach to this great song.

19 September 2014 at 14:29

I know this is probably not what was intended but...I have to say, there is, and has never been, a sharper martial appearance than the foot guards (Irish in this case?).
I freely admit that there are probably 500 hundred different problems and issues to be raised by a picture like this but, the sheer aesthetic appeal of it can't be denied.

Oh the covers are great too.

19 September 2014 at 17:12

EB - and still the Queen of Scots.
I am quite happy Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom to. It rounds of that aesthtic appeal.

20 September 2014 at 00:41

Some of the proposed flags...without St Andrew's...were truly horrific. The green one looked like a Christmas present.

When I was real little I had a set of six Guards, skittles, that fitted on a peg board with wheels. I pulled them things around til the wheels wore off.