Monday, November 17, 2014

Dylan Cover #164 The Wild Feathers "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

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 Wild Feathers playing "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" 
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we addressed this cover:
A great song, and one that sounds so simple.  It always felt to me that these are the kind of songs Dylan has seeping out of his pores, with lines like "Tailgates and Substitutes" that anywhere else would sound foolish yet here works wonders.  The musical backing from the original Band version is loose and matched fantastically with the lyrics.  I am sure it wasn't as easy going as it sounds on the final version, but what a gem of a track.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We actually caught The Wild Feathers do this exact cover but not in a van, at our favorite show of 2013 and they were a definite highlight. We really liked their last album but got to it a bit to late to review it. They play Iriving Plaza on Friday and we are planning on attending, you should too.      
Thoughts on Cover:
After last week when we got deep we wanted to scale things back with a easy rolling Dylan tune and The Wild Feathers delivered perfectly. Really cool cover version, love that the band took it's driving time to practice and record this song in a really sweet/personal fashion. No pretension here and the song/cover is better for it. Vocally it is dynamite and it fits the traveling the open road vibe perfectly. Well done amigos.

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