Monday, February 11, 2013

Dylan Cover #74 Mariachi El Bronx "Love Sick"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Mariachi El Bronx playing "Love Sick"

Thoughts on Original:
From our first cover take on this song:
The opener on Dylan's 1997 classic Time Out Of Mind, signaled to the world, that the old bard had tons of great songs left in him.  Considered by some (not RTBE) his comeback album  Time Out Of Mind showcased stark songs with biting lyrics and most importantly lush sounding production; Dylan ditched modern sound for one he liked better.  The result was a true winner, no better seen then on this disk opener.  Dylan identified with every human via the lyric, "I'm sick of love/and I'm in the thick of it"  Who hasn't been there?  A great song that kicks off a great album, it would be nice if he played it live though...  

Thoughts On Cover Artist:
This is the first I am hearing of Mariachi El Bronx.  A cool concept though, we will certainly check them out more. 
Thoughts On Cover:
Maybe cooler in actual idea then in produced practice.  I think Mariachi Dylan is dynamite, the musicians seem up to snuff here, but for such a passionate tune the vocals seem disengaged and not all that invested. Weird to be critiquing vocals of a Dylan cover, but they just don't connect as much as they should, that said it is still a fun listen.    
Grade: B-

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