Monday, July 21, 2014

Dylan Cover #147 Anton & Cat "Wedding Song"

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 Anton & Cat playing "Wedding Song"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Coming off the underrated Planet Waves, this song has always been tricky for us. Dylan is never this direct, this open. It is not to say he isn't honest, he very well may be here and it could be a beautiful song of caring about his wife. It even has the benefit of not explicitly naming her like in "Sara", but this is also coming from the same album where "Dirge" is featured and seems to be the flip-side to this coin in all aspects. Taking "Wedding Song" at face value makes it a lovely sweet tune, but are things ever that easy with the Bard? 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I am not sure who Art and Cat are, but the youtube channel belongs to Anton ten Broeke so a good guess he is the strumming half of the acoustic duo as they play this song at an art gallery opening.
Thoughts on Cover:
Well it is wedding season again, why not go back to this one? Today we have an interesting upbeat take on this cover that showcases some forceful vocals. Most covers of this tune goes sweet, but Cat here sings with almost a pissed off tone, pretty unique.

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