Monday, March 12, 2018

Dylan Cover #316 CJ Ramone "My Back Pages" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by CJ Ramone of "My Back Pages"

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The original has taken upon itself a cultural importance, and the chorus has simply become iconic. I doubt Dylan intended such, but it toes the line of out and out protest and illustrative questions. He puts down everyone from evangelists to girls, but the language snakes and flows so magically that it doesn't seem as harsh as "Positively 4th St" or "Ballad in Plain D". The sense of exhaling desperation or at least the realization that age confuses things even more seems to be what I take from this tune after each listen, but things can change...or can they?


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
A later day member of The Ramones and the singer of this cover track from Acid Eaters (which we already featured in this series). Today though we get a live acoustic cover from CJ and supporters. Oh and if you want to know how we feel about his band; they are one of the greatest American bands of all time.

Thoughts on Cover:
After a false start this is a fun upbeat cover in a live setting. Nothing mind blowing, but nothing harmful to the ears either. 

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