Monday, August 27, 2018

Dylan Cover #339 Rob Paynter "Tempest"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is by Rob Paynter doing a cover of "Tempest"

Thoughts on Original:
We wrote this when reviewed the album by the same name back in Nov 2012:

"Tempest" deals with the Titanic and manages to bore almost from the get go becoming a weight around the neck of the album.  It never develops any real energy in the lyrics or the playing, which itself becomes a major issue with the album.

We still feel that way, I think this track is a stinker but I came across this version on youtube and gave it a spin, probably because I am impressed anyone took the time to learn all the words...


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Rob Paynter is a guitarist who was born in South Africa, moved to England and now lives in Australia. He makes videos of his playing, both guitar and Ukulele, of originals and covers.

Thoughts on Cover:
This is a hoot! Rob gives you the closeup strums for Ukulele for the Dylan cover as well as the chords so you can play along. He also adds guitar flourishes behind the educational video so the track is listenable on it's own with added accompaniment. While "Tempest" is one of our least favorite Dylan tunes here at RtBE, we love a good Uke cover and may have to try to play this one tonight. Educational and inspirational as we come to the end of summer.

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