Monday, September 8, 2014

Dylan Cover #154 Bad Religion- It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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 Bad Religion of the Dylan tune "It's All Over, Now Baby Blue" 
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
It is still stunning that there are songs as great as this in the Bard's catalog that we haven't even touched on in the first 100 we have talked about...wild. Baby Blue is magical all around, from the pure asshole way he sung it to Donovan to put him in his place in Don't Look Back to the heart breaking recent live versions on the never ending tour. The song has a lot of what makes Dylan who he is; mystery but a sense of understanding somehow. Dominated by the amazing lyrics the song is a hard one not to like.    

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Have always liked Bad Religion from a bit of a distance. Loved and still love Epitaph Records and it's list of clients and releases, but never really jumped into Bad Religion's catalog all that much.
Thoughts on Cover:
Another really great cover of an amazing song. This time though the punk band goes for a driving under current with the bass and drums to move things along. The harmonies are a fantastic addition and as a whole this cover reminds anything is possible when interpreting a Dylan tune. Excellent cover. 

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