Monday, March 9, 2015

Dylan Cover #179 Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine "4th Time Around"

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 Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine doing "Fourth Time Around"

Thoughts On Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
This is a weird one, as I heard this track after I had already fallen in love with The Beatles"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" and didn't know what Dylan was getting at with this track. After checking out Wikipedia, I guess I am not alone as John Lennon was all over the map with his reactions to it. The music is the same and the lyrics are a mix of lazy and nonsense, reading into anything Dylan says too heavily can cause one to go mad, but why he chose to do this song so close to when the Beatles had their first lyrical success is a mystery. social commentary, goof, stoned malaise? Either way, the song was never one of my favorites and not up to anywhere near the version he was praising or mocking, take your pick.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have never heard of Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine until today. They are a folk rock duo from St. Louis, MO and have a pleasant sound.

Thoughts on Cover:
I dig on the accordion flare for this one, the light chimes and backing instrumentation a lot. Morgan does a solid job with the vocals but they seem to hover a bit to close to bored for me, yet that song can install that feeling at times. It is a weird one.  

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