Monday, June 3, 2019

Dylan Cover #378 Margot Cotten "My Back Pages" 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 Margot Cotten of "My Back Pages"
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The original has taken upon itself a cultural importance, and the chorus has simply become iconic. I doubt Dylan intended such, but it toes the line of out and out protest and illustrative questions. He puts down everyone from evangelists to girls, but the language snakes and flows so magically that it doesn't seem as harsh as "Positively 4th St" or "Ballad in Plain D". The sense of exhaling desperation or at least the realization that age confuses things even more seems to be what I take from this tune after each listen, but things can change...or can they?


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We were unaware of Margot Cotten before finding this video. She is a singer songwriter based in Nashville who covers Dylan often, she may show up again in this ongoing series, who knows?!

Thoughts on Cover:
A fine, directly straight ahead cover of the song with just an acoustic guitar and Margot's voice. Well done.

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