Monday, April 20, 2015

Dylan Cover #184 Jimmy Buffett "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

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 Jimmy Buffett playing "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

This month our Dylan Cover Series will focus on artists playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jimmy Buffett will play the festival on Sunday April 26th

Thoughts on Original:
The first song on the iconic Blonde on Blonde "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is an anthem for a do what with, is up for debate. Stoned in the head or stoned by the masses up to you to decide. Whatever your thoughts on the lyrics and meaning it can't be argued that Bob is having fun which doesn't always come across on his studio releases. The "salvation Army" style horns and marching is a hoot...once in a long while but not made for everyday consumption. Truth be told, the song is normally skipped when I am listening to the album, I like opening Blonde on Blonde better with "Pledging My Time".  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Jimmy Buffett seems like a blast live and we still gotta catch him with Ceez before he stops touring one of these days. We are not a huge fan but can not deny his amazing lifestyle is ideal.

Thoughts on Cover:
Never one of or favorite songs but this choice of Buffett covering the tune is simply money. A perfect choice, closing a show, and adding the pumping horns and silly lyrics make for a quirky fun match. Oh and what day is this?!?! Far out man...

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