Monday, October 12, 2015

Dylan Cover #204 Eric Morder "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Eric Morder playing "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"

For October RtBE will feature lesser known artists doing live acoustic covers of Dylan tunes.

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Showing up on one of Bob's greatest accomplishments Bringin' It All Back Home, "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" always feels like a breather in the albums context. It is silly, the playful Dylan, a Dylan that still exists and can be forgotten about especially when getting "deep" into his serious songs. A vital part of Bob is his playful charm, and amongst the silliness and simple word play on this track he still manages to drop some bombs, " I said, 'You know they refused Jesus, too'/He said, 'You're not him'". A great example of a level of Bob's genius not often exhibit in this series, his playfulness. 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Like everyone else this month, RtBE had not heard of Eric Morder until we saw this cover of Bob. Morder seems to be an author and a singer among other things.
Thoughts on Cover:
A straight ahead version of a whacky song. If anything Morder plays it too serious for us, but it is a cool one to even try to cover because of how weird and odd it is. Oh and we obviously picked this for today because of the closing phrase, Happy Columbus Day:
I saw three ships a-sailin’
They were all heading my way
I asked the captain what his name was
And how come he didn’t drive a truck
He said his name was Columbus
I just said, “Good luck”

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