Monday, April 22, 2019

Dylan Cover #372 The Rolling Stones "Like A Rolling Stone" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, The Rolling Stones performing a live cover of "Like A Rolling Stone" 

This month we have a special focus on Artists who will be playing the 2019 Jazzfest in New Orleans. Today we highlight the legendary, Rolling Stones who play on the Main Stage Thursday, May 2nd. Update: Due to Mick Jagger's health issues the Stone's have canceled their '19 North American tour dates. 

The Stones are doing double duty this month as they are also the focus of our Masters series.

Thoughts on Original:
The song that launched a true revolution, with an opening snare drum like a dead man's last pistol shot baby. "Like A Rolling Stone" is mega in all fashions, Dylan is accusatory, mad, feed up, zoned out, poetic, rambling and always moving with the sound as the track is large and in charge even today. One of the Bard's top 3 songs any which way you break them down, Like A Rolling Stone has been covered by a ton of people and it (usually) always kicks ass. 


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have been chatting about The Rolling Stones all month here at RtBE. They are one of the quintessential rock and roll bands and we dig on them hard.

Thoughts on Cover:
A fun cover and not something normally associated with this group. Sure, they make break out a blues cover or one of their deeper cuts, but most of the time this group sticks to the hits and making the fans happy.

While Mick cheekily says the song was written for them, their performance is fun if not earth shattering. Such a great song, even a standard run through is exhilarating...and a standard run through from one of the best bands in the world helps.

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