Hello dear reader(s)!
Have you ever been prompted to think of things that just don’t come to you? Yeah, me neither. Because I obsess about whatever it might be until I can either remember or look it up. Who was that one actress in that one movie with that one guy near that one place in that one city? And then I think about it for days on end because I can’t let things like that go.
Anyway, a couple to a few days ago I read a post over at A Joyful Process (which is a great blog you should check out), and it dealt with one song four ways. And I mentioned that I almost always prefer the original, but that there were a few covers I liked better. Just a few. But then I couldn’t think of those particular covers. So what did I do? What I always do, obsessed over it until I remembered at least some. And except when I was distracted (which has been pretty consistent lately), I have been obsessing over them. And then finally, I remembered a couple!
And then I thought, for the entertainment, education, and enlightenment of you, my dear reader(s), that I would share some of them on this here blog-type-thing.
Can you tell the common theme of these two? Both Bob Dylan songs. Basically, if another artist performed a Bob Dylan song, it was better than his version. Great writer, but can we all just finally admit he sings as terribly as I do?
This is all about the guitar. That is why. Just has more edge. The beat is more driving too.
This one makes me cry. Literally.
Many people don’t even know this is a cover because Led Zeppelin pretty much owns this songs. However, it was originally written and performed by Jake Holmes.
This is Janis and nobody else. I don’t care who wrote it, I don’t care who did it after, this song belongs to her.
I mean, this beats the original any day of the week. Even on the eighth.
And closing it out the way we came in. With yet another Bob Dylan song. It is a rule. Sorry, Bob, you write well.