Monday, July 20, 2015

Dylan Cover #194 Ben O'Neill "Shelter From The Storm"

n this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Ben O'Neill of the Dylan tune "Shelter From The Storm"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version:
An epic track, feeling simple and etched in history at the same time. Religious overtones, passionate asides all mix within the confines of the illustrious/mysterious "She" who is bringing us all in. A gorgeous song and one of my favorite odd phrases Dylan has ever recorded, "Hunted like a crocodile/Ravaged in the corn".  I have no idea what it is supposed to mean and I don't care, it is perfect.  One thing that may bring this one down a peg overall is the connection to another great song "Up To Me" which is basically the same tune...hearing one always makes me want to hear the other.  

Thoughts on Cover Artists:
Ben O'Neill and company are new to us, but it seems he is a singer songwriter from Philly. More info on his facebook page here.
Thoughts on Cover:
A really crisp and clean rendition of the song that moves along and really cooks with the brush work on snare drum. Not much different from the original, but a clean astute offering and a nice way to start Monday.  

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