Monday, March 12, 2012

Dylan Cover #40 Fistful of Mercy "Buckets of Rain" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Fistful of Mercy doing "Buckets of Rain"

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From our first cover version of this tune:  Dylan's mid career masterpiece closes out with this song and to me it always seemed tacked on whimsically.  After going through a ton of raw emotion with "Idiot Wind" and other tunes, Blood on the Tracks finishes with this ditty.  Honestly never one of my favorites, it acted more as a palate cleanser and a sweet one at that.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I wasn't too keen on this group when they got started, and haven't gone back to them for any particular reason since then.  Perhaps it was the timing having their release so close to the excellent Monsters of Folk collaboration, but Harper, Arthur and Harrison while all supremely talented haven't resonated much if at all with me.    

Thoughts on Cover:
A crisp upbeat straight ahead rendition with beautiful harmonies and a great violin sound.  This is a lighthearted tune and the group kept it that way and by amping up the pace a bit made things tidy and speedy.  Crisp and clean like a good lager on a summer day, well done:

Grade: B

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