Monday, September 2, 2019

Dylan Cover #391 David Janofsky "Union Sundown" 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 David Janofsky playing "Union Sundown"
Thoughts on Original:
From what has become an annual tradition here and here:
Wanted to pick this one for Labor Day as it is Dylan's take on the lack of US manufacturing jobs as well as the increasing flux of capitalism in society and the death of unions.  The idea of greed taking over is nothing new, but this song seems to come from an impulsive Dylan (a lot do) and shows up on Infidel's of which Dylan has commented something along the lines of "Those songs stuck around too long".  Ideas seem to be a bit jumbled on this disk, but not on this tune, his lament at no good paying job for American workers is clear, but he isn't passing the buck.  It is all of HIS products that are foreign made, this isn't a plea for change as a younger Dylan might have done; it is a simple statement of fact...and a sad one at that.  Having grown up in a extremely pro-Labor house hold I just wanted to point this tune out and the fact that Dylan wrote it almost 30 years ago, and things have only gotten worse... Happy Labor Day....

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time finding David Janofsky who is apparently a huge fan of Infidels and participates in this ongoing Dylan Birthday party so he may show back up during this ongoing series.

Thoughts on Cover:
A stripped down two man run through from the Dylan Birthday Fest 5/24/17 at the Ardmore Music Hall accompanied by Bob Peak on bass and vocals.

Enjoy your Labor Day!

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