Monday, July 7, 2014

Dylan Cover #145 Indigo Girls "Tangled Up In Blue"

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 Indigo Girls  playing "Tangled Up In Blue" 
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
Have we really gotten to #58 on the Dylan cover list and not touched one cover of "Tangled Up In Blue"?  Wow.  The song that never ends, the tune that might just best sum up Dylan and we waited this long.  Well it just goes to show you how many great tunes he has.  Dylan constantly toyed with this song (check out the Rolling Thunder and Real Live version's if you haven't yet) and even he knows it can't stay stagnant in one form for long, so covering it is a good bet.  Needless to say it is in the top 5 greatest songs he ever wrote if we were ranking them...hmm.   

Thoughts on Cover Artist
Never really listened to much of the Indigo Girls, but have always liked what little we have heard. We know that they opened for the Dead a few times and also had a few hit songs in the late 80's.    
Thoughts on Cover:
Hot damn this is a good'en!! The live full band sounds dynamic as the group builds to full instrumentation with violins, guitars and a huge meaty bass driven tempo change that amps this version up to a whole new level mid way through the proceedings. This is really one of the best covers that we have showcased in the this series. Shocked and sad that this is the first time we are hearing it, but it certainly won't be the last.   

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