Monday, May 13, 2013

Dylan Cover #87 OHG "Envuelto en Tristeza (Tangled Up In Blue)"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. This week we have OHG, doing an acoustic cover of "Tangled Up In Blue". 

Thoughts on Original:
From our original take on the tune-
Have we really gotten to #58 on the Dylan cover list and not touched one cover of "Tangled Up In Blue"?!?  Wow.  The song that never ends, the tune that might just best sum up Dylan and we waited this long.  Well it just goes to show you how many great tunes he has.  Dylan constantly toyed with this song (check out the Rolling Thunder and Real Live version's if you haven't yet) and even he knows it can't stay stagnant in one form for long, so covering it is a good bet.  Needless to say it is in the top 5 greatest songs he ever wrote if we were ranking them...hmm. 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have never heard of OHG, but from checking their links and reading some comments I am inferring that they are a rock group from Argentina. 
Thoughts on Cover:
Pretty cool to hear a full version of a Dylan tune in a different language. We talked about a few who toss in other languages to parts of his songs, but never one that was fully translated. Cool idea, but we are not in a space to accurately translate the words. I did find this site, but not sure it is even accurate. In reality it doesn't matter so much, it's the idea and overall tone that counts. Overall musically it doesn't stray much from the original, which is OK, but we love our covers a bit more adventurous. 
Grade: C+   

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