Monday, March 10, 2014

Dylan Cover #129 The Hollies "Just Like A Woman"

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 The Hollies playing "Just Like A Woman"

This month we are doing another special focus on Dylan covers, we have focused on The Byrds and the lesser known Coulson-Dean-McGuiness-Flint. Now the spotlight shines on The Hollies and their Hollies Sing Dylan album.

Thoughts on Original:
There are a lot of songs about the greatest muse known to man, woman. This one may top the 60's generation when it comes to dealing with Mars and Venus. Respectful in one breath and slightly mocking the next Dylan can sense the pain, and I think there is a clear honesty in there, well maybe "clear" is the wrong word to use, nothing is ever clear with this subject matter. Treating the subject honestly Dylan tackles the differences between the sexes and the difficulties of relationships. Bob nailed this one making it one of his all-time greats. 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
So not knowing much of The Hollies before this month, I have been listening to them a lot and while they are not really my cup of tea there are some songs I like, mostly their early stuff. So far my favorite tune of theirs might just be "Look Through Any Window" as it has an obvious Beatles feel but also something a little deeper behind it. Give it a listen if you haven't and if you are a Hollies fan what is your favorite tune of theirs?
Thoughts on Cover:
Well the group amps up the drama again screaming a bit and banging on the drums. It fits better for "Just Like A Woman" then it did last week, and while I am not totally sold on the style, it is a unique way to tackle it. I do respect unique.

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