Monday, June 2, 2014

Dylan Cover #140 The Low Willows "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 The Low Willows 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:
Never heard of The Low Willows before, but after a quick search I found their bandcamp page. A surf rock band from Spain? May have to get to reviewing that in the near future...
Thoughts On Cover:
Full big bodied rock cover of a haunting song with Male and Female counter vocals. Really cool all around, powerful. The quality of vocals and filming could of course be better, but I love the idea, this tune just lends itself very well for cover versions this is the 4th time we tackled it in our series...some older ones here, here and of course the jam here.

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