Monday, April 16, 2018

Dylan Cover #321 Anders Osborne "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Anders Osborne performing a live cover of "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" 

This month we have a special focus on Artists who will be playing the 2018 Jazzfest in New Orleans. Today we highlight New Orleans own Anders Osborne who opens the Acrua Stage Sunday, May 6th.

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
The first song on the iconic Blonde on Blonde "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is an anthem for a do what with, is up for debate. Stoned in the head or stoned by the masses up to you to decide. Whatever your thoughts on the lyrics and meaning it can't be argued that Bob is having fun which doesn't always come across on his studio releases. The "salvation Army" style horns and marching is a hoot...once in a long while but not made for everyday consumption. Truth be told, the song is normally skipped when I am listening to the album, I like opening Blonde on Blonde better with "Pledging My Time".


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We covered Anders a bunch on this site, reviewing a few of his not so great albums and yet great live shows, featuring him on Full Show Friday's and even once before in this Monday Dylan series. We enjoy him and when festival time rolls around it is always a pleasure seeing him rip on electric guitar.

Thoughts on Cover:
A fun cover with added harmonica and slide power guitar. This song should be a rambling rollicking good time and this version clearly is just that. Maybe we will catch him performing this fun cover under the blue skies in just a few short weeks!

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