Monday, December 4, 2017

Dylan Cover #304 Jack Bryant "What Was It You Wanted?"

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 Jack Bryant of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted?" is a good example of that; a confused searching which colors/clouds the lyrics/theme as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have not heard of Jack Bryant before and there isn't much on his youtube page about them.

Thoughts on Cover:
A decent live version with a few flubs but  some really ace guitar work from the old timers. 

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