Monday, May 2, 2016

Dylan Cover #232 Jack Green "Desolation Row"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today is a cover by Jack Green of the Dylan tune "Desolation Row"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this track:
A magnum opus of early Dylan. A song that is mystical and heated, politically charged while never explicit. One of the more expansive songs he has written and an early indicator that Dylan was on another level lyrically. From Ezra Pound to Bette Davis there are literary references, pop culture bits and a complete fabled world that comes alive in the ears. A true high point when it comes to Bob Dylan songs.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I am thinking this is Jack Green from The Pretty Things doing a solo acoustic take on the Dylan tune...I could be wrong though as there are a few Jack Green's out there.
Thoughts on Cover:
A straight ahead acoustic cover. Just a retelling in Jack's voice makes it an easy choice for a recovery Monday after Jazzfest.

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