Monday, October 30, 2017

Dylan Cover #299 First Aid Kit "It Ain't Me, Babe"

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 First Aid Kit of the Dylan tune "It' Ain't Me, Babe"

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:
We have not heard of First Aid Kit before, but they are a Swedish sister group from Stockholm.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is incredibly powerfully sung and in the live setting on TV it is impressive. The harmonies are gorgeous but as it progresses it gets a bit over dramatic for these ears. Still great, just not our all time favorite in the series. 

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