Monday, September 5, 2016

Dylan Cover #246 The Walkabouts "Wedding Song"

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 The Walkabouts playing "Wedding Song"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Coming off the underrated Planet Waves, this song has always been tricky for us. Dylan is never this direct, this open. It is not to say he isn't honest, he very well may be here and it could be a beautiful song of caring about his wife. It even has the benefit of not explicitly naming her like in "Sara", but this is also coming from the same album where "Dirge" is featured and seems to be the flip-side to this coin in all aspects. Taking "Wedding Song" at face value makes it a lovely sweet tune, but are things ever that easy with the Bard?

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Not heard of The Walkabouts before but a quick Google search uncovers that they have been at this for a while. Been playing since 1984 in Seattle so check them out.
Thoughts on Cover:
Straight ahead cover without much of huge announcement of style, but with all of our wedding things happening lately we wanted to pick this one for our friends. 

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