Monday, November 26, 2012

Dylan Cover #63 Molly Case "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Molly Case playing "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight"
Thoughts on Original:
A rambling, plea filled song that seems to be about the singer as much as the person he is singing too.  Pretty and scattered amongst shambles of thoughts and broken ideas. In discussing  Infidels Dylan told Paul Zollo in a 91 Song Talk interview that "those songs hung around too long" and I feel like this is one of the main examples.  There is a really good song in there somewhere, but finding it can be hard.    

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Like last week, we focus on an artist who has limited out put with just a few tunes uploaded to Youtube.  Unlike last week, we are very impressed with Molly Case.  She seems to be a young singer/songwriter from England. Don't have any more information, but the talent seems to be there, here's hoping nothing but the best for Molly.    
Thoughts on Cover:
Ms Case has taken a winding and confusing song and stripped it down to basics and with her fluttering vocals made a sunny pop delight out of darkness.  She flips the girl to boy for her version which doesn't change much, if anything about the actual song.  Only addressing the first two verses and the chorus has kept a lot of the confusing "St James St." and Clark Gable reference's at bay and drives the song in a clear direction, at least semi clear.  Her upbeat vocals and playing make this a delightful cover.  I wonder if adding the remaining verses would enhance the performance or weigh it down?  Either way it would be fun to hear her tackle the whole song, but even as is, I find it really enjoyable.   
Grade: B

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