Monday, November 14, 2016

Dylan Cover #255 Kesha "It Ain't Me, Babe" Live

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 Kesha of the Dylan tune "It' Ain't Me, Babe"
(Editors Note: We here at RtBE normally don't cover mainstream pop, but with the year in review coming soon, we wanted to look at some of the more critically acclaimed pop albums and performances of 2016. So welcome to Pop Week on RtBE.)

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
One of the best Dylan songs because it is universal, to the point, lyrical, smirking, self-centered and a perfect statement. Dylan has written lots of songs that can be covered well (as evident by this series) but "It Ain't Me, Babe" fits perhaps better then almost any other one into a huge variety of styles. That is because we have all been in the singers position one time or another...and it is a damn good song.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Kesha gets to handle cover duties as we begin Pop Week here at RtBE. Don't have much of an opinion of her, but you can support her here.
Thoughts on Cover:
A fine scaled down cover of a fantastic song. For an award show, it is nice version and a great effort to inject some Bob into the kids ears. 

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