Monday, March 21, 2016

Dylan Cover #226 Jeremy Loops "Shelter From The Storm"

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 Jeremy Loops 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:
Have never come across Jeremy Loops before but he is a South African Folk Singer. More info can be found here.
Thoughts on Cover:
While Loops cuts out over half the verses, and even moves two in reverse order, the cover still somehow works. That can be traced directly to his upbeat strumming making this a quick Monday listen. 

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