Monday, October 17, 2016

Dylan Cover #251 Christoph Holzhoefer "What Was It You Wanted?"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Christoph Holzhoefer of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"
Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that, a confused searching that colors the lyrics as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Can't find much info on Christoph Holzhoefer but his youtube page is full of Dylan Covers and other songs so give it a listen. Here is another website from the artist.
Thoughts on Cover:
It is a cool cover that doesn't do much different then the original but it is good and sparse. A stripped down version that sticks pretty close to the original. 

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