Monday, February 18, 2019

Dylan Cover #363 The Beatles "Rainy Day Woman No 12 & 35"

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

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:
RtBE is featuring The Beatles all month in our Masters series and needless to say The Beatles are the bee's knees.

Thoughts on Cover:
A fun jaunt in the studio, not the full song obviously, but this tune always works best in haphazard marching drunk fashion, so this studio outtake is a great snippet of Beatles life. Whimsical and silly, the way this tune should be. Also since it was short, here is a quick video of the Beatles talking about Bob:

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