Monday, June 24, 2013

Dylan Cover #92 Triggerfinger "Love Sick"

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 Triggerfinger 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:
I never heard of Triggerfinger before. Turns out they are a Belgian rock band, they have released a few albums and been fairly successful in Europe. Will have to check them out more in the future.
Thoughts on Cover:
Power, this song has it in every way shape and form. The stripped down rawness presented by Triggerfinger here is majestic. Really dynamite cover, I could have gone for one more raw guitar solo to close things out, but otherwise a real winner.   
Grade: A-


  1. Check this one out as well:
    Also recorded to celebrate Bob Dylans' 70th birthday.