Monday, November 12, 2018

Dylan Cover #350 Joan Baez "With God On Our Side" Live

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 Joan Baez playing "With God On Our Side"

Thoughts on Original
From the first time we talked about around Veterans Day as well:
Perhaps the most poignant and lasting song Dylan has written and that speaks volumes. Lyrically it is perfect; using history, the warping of religion and politics to get across the point that man will rationalize anything, even war. Only played live 30 times since it's debut at Dylan's historic Town Hall show the song has added weight and meaning when it is played.

Morality and War, Religion and Righteousness, all just words when it comes down to it, hold life inside those letters. Musically stark Dylan uses his impressive lyrics to express the confusion perfectly. Should be mandatory listing in every history classroom.


Thoughts on Cover Artist
Joan Baez is a pure legend, a voice that will transcend time. To learn about her history check out this.

Thoughts on Cover
Well number 350 in our series just happened to fall on Veterans Day 2018 and gives us a chance to make this one special. While we paid tribute to the Veterans with some NYHC earlier today, we go lyrically heavy for our Dylan Cover now. Joan is tied to Bob and vice versa and this tune and presentation is both tearful and manages to piss you off at the same time. Great song, Great cover not much more needs to be said.

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