Monday, May 16, 2016

Dylan Cover #234 Andi Knittel "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 Andi Knittel 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 not heard of Andi Knittel, but you can find out more about him on his facebook page.
Thoughts on Cover:
Straight ahead if a bit quicker acoustic cover. Downside is Andi's affected Dylan impersonation. No need to put on the fake accent, better when you sing like yourself. 

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