Monday, May 15, 2017

Dylan Cover #276 Tatiana Moroz "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 Tatiana Moroz 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:
This is the first we heard of Ms. Moroz and she has a huge voice. She is a self described Singer, Songwriter, Revolutionary and she has a fascinating bio. A folk singer with a voice this strong is worth hearing no matter what she is singing.  

Thoughts on Cover:
Just so happens she is singing one of the most powerful songs ever written. As we mentioned, Moroz's voice is a beast and she uses it all over the place on this cover. It is dramatic and fluctuates with power, this is a solid cover in this Monday series.  

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