Monday, December 14, 2015

Dylan Cover #212 Raising Scarlett "Thunder On The Mountain"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Raising Scarlett and is a live cover of "Thunder On The Mountain"  

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
The opening track on Dylan's 2006 album Modern Times, "Thunder On The Mountain" has all the ingredients of a classic; ingenious word play, a rhythmic backbone and some sweet fret work.  In my original review of Modern Times I quoted three sets of lyrics from this tune.  It is epic and fits in with the heavyweights of Dylan's past.  

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I am not familiar with Raising Scarlett. They are a Rockabilly group and here is an article on them. The players here are: Tammy Lynn (vocals), Mike Myles (guitar), Mike "Papa" Solis (bass), and Bill "Fitz" Fitzpatrick (drums).  
Thoughts on Cover:
The band takes this song over and makes it theirs, I love the lyric switch to address Jerry Lee, that is a great move. I don't mind the other lyric misses or changes that much because the song is cooking. Enjoy it on this chilly Monday.  

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