Monday, March 20, 2017

Dylan Cover #268 Patti Smith "Boots Of Spanish Leather"

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 Patti Smith of the Dylan tune "Boots Of Spanish Leather"
Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we highlighted someone covering this tune:
One of the first Dylan songs that really bowled me over. I know on the Times They Are a-Changin' there are a ton of epic songs but this was the track that stayed with me the longest. It is ghostly in it's presentation and still just as dynamic now as when he wrote it back in 1963. My favorite show I have seen Dylan play live was back in 1999 at the RPI Fieldhouse. The whole night was great, my favorite backing band of his since The Band, a tiny venue and a setlist that was magical. One of the major highlights was "Boots of Spanish Leather", I need to break out that bootleg this week and re-live that great night.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Patti Smith blew us away when we caught her opening for Neil Young & Crazy Horse. In complete honesty we were never a fan before those performances (we caught her twice) and we were instantly turned on our ears as she is a genuine rock star.
Thoughts on Cover:
An excellent acoustic version with Lenny Kaye playing guitar and Smith singing emotionally in a live setting. Great cover 

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