Monday, June 30, 2014

Dylan Cover #144 Weathermen- Romance In Durango Live

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 Weathermen playing "Romance In Durango"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
Containing the best opening line of any Dylan song (which places it high on the best opening line of any song ever) "Romance In Durango" is a movie played out over violins, words, dead bodies, love, adventure and life.  Since we are starting Travers week, why not pull out a western tinged Dylan tune that talks about a horse taking him to Durango?  A fantastic burst of creative songwriting and exhilarating playing it is a timelessly fantastic tune.    

Thoughts On Cover Artist:
Have never heard of the Weathermen before but here is their lineup: Emanuele Mochi - voice, guitar, harmonica Yuri Bregoli - mandolin Michele Gasparini - bass Alessandro Pellegrini - accordion Jacopo Ausili - drums Francesco De Stefano - percussions Francesca Greco - violin Alessandra Pasqualini - choir
Thoughts On Cover:
A passable version that gets high marks for its full instrumentation: mandolin accordion and violin all ring excellently as do the bass and drums. The singer/frontman seems to have a bit of Dylan copycat going on in style and we can't get down with that but vocally he has his own sound. This is a fun live run through for this Monday....And I see The Bloody Face of Ramooooon!!!

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