Monday, September 11, 2017

Dylan Cover #292 Caitlin Gilligan "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is by Caitlin Gilligan and it is a live cover of "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this track:
A Dylan track that for once you don't have to wonder what he is singing about. This is Dylan's reaction to nuclear war and the cold war scare that was happening, "Let Me Die In My Footsteps" is a defiant statement against to the idea of bomb shelters and fear. A proud American song that still resonates today and an early Dylan track we go back to periodically. Also sounding a whole hell of a lot like "Long Black Veil" helps things out too. Quick side note, it was the first Dylan song we put on the morning of September 11th 2001. (We thought it was appropriate to put a cover of it up today, unfortunately it is relevant in more ways than one)

Thoughts on The Cover Artist:
We do not know much of  Caitlin Gilligan, she is a Scottish singer-songwriter and  she shares her youtube clips.

Thoughts on Cover:
This is a excellent delicate version of a great song. 

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