Monday, June 3, 2013

Dylan Cover #89 Micah P Hinson "Not Dark Yet"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. This week we have Micah P Hinson, doing a live cover of "Not Dark Yet".

Thoughts on Original:
A excellent Dylan tune from any era but one that in particular screamed "I'm Still Alive And Kickin'!" on Time Out Of Mind at a time when Dylan was simply an after thought in current popular music scene. One of Dylan's most haunting tracks; it is hard not to feel his emotions and finality of the coming darkness as Dylan sings this lyric set.  An all-time great that is mysterious, foreboding, honest and powerful. 1st class Bob.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have never heard of Micah P Hinson before, but he seems like a folk singer based in London. Wouldn't mind hearing more from him, wonder also if he is related to one of my favorites, Unknown Hinson...  
Thoughts on Cover:
Really cool concept to film in what looks like a subway or train station in Europe somewhere.  I dig the people walking buy and adding background noise to the proceedings, gives it an alive feeling.  As for the trio playing, they do a great job to a wonderful song. Micah's vocals are strong and true, adding a bit of a wandering scat thing to it was nice (because it was short) and the stripped down instrumentation just works wonders for this gem if not particularly different then the original.  
Grade: A-

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