Monday, February 15, 2016

Dylan Cover #221 Jon Bon Jovi- "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" Live

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 Jon Bon Jovi playing "Knockin' On Heavens Door"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
The song that seems to have been covered by anyone, but when originally recorded it it was on one of Dylan's oddest releases yet. A straight ahead mournful number that just seems to work, it has invaded culture (possibly because of all the covers) and I would wager is one of Dylan's most widely known tunes...

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Jon Bon Jovi, has never really been a fan favorite of RtBE, although we are noticing a disturbing lookalike trend with Chris Jericho, who is an RtBE fav. When he is with his main gig in Bon Jovi, is 80's pop rock personified, not a bad thing but not something we have ever once reached for. We will still take Poison any day of the week....
Thoughts on Cover:
That said this is a fine cover, with a little history lesson to start things and some cool high string strumming towards the end. Jon Bon himself sings it excellently and the accentuated background vocals help as well. A fine cover.

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