Monday, November 26, 2018

Dylan Cover #352 River Whyless "It Ain't Me Babe" 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 River Whyless playing "It Ain't Me, Babe"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
One of the best Dylan songs because it is universal, to the point, lyrical, smirking, self-centered and a perfect statement. Dylan has written lots of songs that can be covered well (as evident by this series) but "It Ain't Me, Babe" fits perhaps better then almost any other one into a huge variety of styles. That is because we have all been in the singers position one time or another...and it is a damn good song.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE digs on River Whyless and have reviewed and loved their last two albums here and here.

Thoughts on Cover:
The delicate live cover is fine, light airy and free but for some reason the recording in the open "boomy" sounding room just doesn't do it for us. The coolest aspect is the dropping out of acoustic guitar midway through so the song just lives on the trio's excellent vocals before the acoustic strumming comes back to wrap things up.

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