Monday, February 17, 2014

Dylan Cover #126 Sonny & Cher "All I Really Want To Do"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Sonny & Cher of the Dylan tune "All I Really Want To Do"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
This song made Dylan leaving the "cause" and "topical songs" behind easier for his hardcore fans to swallow, because really, how can anyone dislike this song?  Simple, playful, loving, sly..."All I Really Want To Do" has it all. Oh and he left nothing behind, in fact he opened up a world of music for the planet to experience, be inspired from, and enjoy long after he is gone.   

Thoughts on Cover Band:
Don't really have many thoughts on Sonny & Cher except that our parents always got a silly kick out of them. They seem so quintessentially early 70's it is almost cartoonish. Yet "I Got You Babe" makes everyone smile. This track was Cher's debut song for her solo career, that I did not know until today. I guess I never knew that Sonny Bono was her manager either...huh, guess I need to brush up on my Sonny and Cher knowledge. 
Thoughts on Cover:
A straight ahead run through propelled by a big production and orchestration. While not our favorite take on the tune it does motor along and we do like it better then The Byrds version. Figured this was a good one so close to Valentines day...and those are some outfits too....

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