Monday, March 13, 2017

Dylan Cover #267 Dragontears "Masters of War"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Dragontears playing "Masters of War"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Ranking as one of his most accusatory and cutting tracks Dylan condemns the whole "war machine" on this classic and vital song (the "hope that you die" line is so facking cold, it is brutal). Often misrepresented as an attack on war itself (Dylan always said he wasn't a pacifist) this track calls out the government for using war-as-business (the Cold War in Particular) and business-as-war models when lives are put on the line for meaningless reasons. As alive and burning now as it was in 1962 when he wrote it.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
A quick search finds that Dragontears are psychedelic rock group from Denmark. We have never heard of them before.
Thoughts on Cover:
A spacey guitar layering cover that is fine if a touch repetitive. There is certainly homage paid to the power of the lyrics and original vocals a bit of dreamy escapism with the guitars. 

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