Monday, March 24, 2014

Dylan Cover #131 The Hollies "The Times They Are a' Changin'"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by The Hollies playing "The Times They Are a' Changin'"

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:
Short and sweet from the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Well it is his most famous song for a reason, it is one of the greatest ever produced in any genre, ever.  

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
It is interesting that this album, Hollies Sing Dylan was the breaking point for Graham Nash, causing him to leave the group and form Crosby Stills & Nash. Dylan cause's yet more turmoil....Apparently he was the hippiest of the crew doing and the rest were stuck in the past drinking their beer. In retrospect the group doesn't like this album much and it is pretty easy to see why.
Thoughts on Cover:
Wow that is a lot of crashing drums. Well this is a different take on things as the band goes all out with jangles, crashes, and energy to match their trademark 3 part harmonies. The tempo changes are a bit harsh, but I do like the jam slapped in the middle. This one is weird but a bit off putting more like the first one we covered this month, I am having a hard time digging into it.

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